A 10 minute spoiler-free review of the new Wikileaks movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Bruehl as his former colleague Daniel Berg. The movie is actually remarkably effective although clearly told from the side of Assange’s detractors.
THE FIFTH ESTATE has a running time of 128 minutes and is rated R in the USA.
THE FIFTH ESTATE played Toronto 2013 and is on release in the UK and Ireland. It opens next weekend in the USA, Canada, Estonia and Lithuania. It opens on October 25th in the Czech Republic, Italy, Brazil, Finland, Poland, Spain; on October 31st in Germany and Norway; on November 8th in Australia, Denmark and Iceland; on November 14th in Argentina and Singapore; on November 21st in Belgium and Hong Kong; on November 28th in Greece; on December 4th in France; on December 6th in Sweden and on December 19th in the Netherlands.
- Julian Assange to the Hollywood Foreign Press: “The Fifth Estate’ Is Going to Fail’ (Exclusive) (thewrap.com)
- WikiLeaks publishes Assange’s disapproving letter to Cumberbatch (panarmenian.net)
- Benedict Cumberbatch says Julian Assange’s letter affected his portrayal (theguardian.com)