We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks Synopsis
Julian Assange and WikiLeaks change the way democratic nations deal with privacy and state secrets.
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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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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...
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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...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

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

Alex Gibney adds to his forensic examinations of Enron and Abu Ghraib with another fine documentary. Undeterred by grey areas or the...
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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...
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Variety

By Peter Debruge
The conflict at the core of the WikiLeaks saga is dramatically lacking.
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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...
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Rated R | For Some disturbing violent images, language and sexual material
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Documentary tackles complex issues of truth and safety.
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