100

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The vastly divergent paths of Assange and Manning make up the most fascinating aspects of this relentlessly compelling film.
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91

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
Despite a lack of access to Manning and Assange, We Steal Secrets is a vital document of a pivotal moment in world history that we’re still experiencing as we speak.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Mark Olsen
Make no mistake, "We Steal Secrets" is a sprawling, ambitious, major work — a gripping exploration of power, personality, technology and the crushing weight that can come to bear on those who find themselves in its combined path.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's complicated. And it's fascinating.
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85

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Even the movie's title, or rather the source of it, is a surprise. Not to spoil the fun, but it's neither Assange nor one of his allies who nonchalantly acknowledges that "we steal secrets."
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80

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is at once an awkward mingling of two complex life stories and a gripping, necessary look at how information is gathered, shared and, yes, stolen.
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80

Empire

Alex Gibney adds to his forensic examinations of Enron and Abu Ghraib with another fine documentary. Undeterred by grey areas or the hostility of his subject, the filmmaker tackles one of the stories of our times with dynamism and smarts.
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60

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Gibney, a prolific and skilled documentarian, marshals and organizes a raft of information as deftly as anyone could wish. But his conclusions are murkier than they might be.
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60

Variety

By Peter Debruge
The conflict at the core of the WikiLeaks saga is dramatically lacking.
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60

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
For all its faults, “We Steal Secrets” reminds us that despite the potential of WikiLeaks, its project of truth and consequences remains treacherous and complicated in practice.
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76 out of 100
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