I liked Gods and Monsters and also Kinsey, but Bill Condon’s film The Fifth Estate is not so memorable.

There are a few clever narrative techniques, but Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is as much a cipher after seeing the film as before.

Without providing a sense of the man Assange is or, alternately, a larger understanding of the relative value of his work in establishing Wikileaks, this film is a zero-sum game.

The Fifth Estate


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