October 19, 2013
Spins Its Wheels, Doesn't Go Far
The Fifth Estate is a very confused movie. It can't figure out if it wants to be a techy, hacker film, a romantic drama, a thriller, or a documentary.
I found the first hour slow and sloppy. It wasn't until the last 30 minutes I felt any connection with the movie at all, and that fleeting feeling was over before the movie ended. I spent most of the +2 hour run time waiting for something to happen.
The acting is very good, but all of the actors feel as if they are hemmed in by the material they have to work with.
The Fifth Estate tries too hard to make the Wikileaks story into a sexy movie. It doesn't work. It's not a bad movie, but not worth going to the movies for.
There's nothing during or after the credits
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