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The Fifth Estate

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg team up to become underground watchdogs of the very powerful. They create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society, and what are the costs of exposing them?
Statement of Responsibility: Dreamworks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment present ; in association with Participant Media ; an Anonymous Content production ; a Bill Condon film ; directed by Bill Condon ; screenplay by Josh Singer ; produced by Stave Golin, Michael Sugar
Title: The fifth estate
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 128 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
stereo, Dolby Digital 2.0
laser optical, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Based on the books, "Inside WikiLeaks: my time with Julian Assange at the world's most dangerous website" by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and "WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's war on secrecy" by David Leigh & Luke Harding
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
All language options may not be present on container packaging
Extra content: The submission platform; Trailers; TV spots
Credits: Music, Carter Burwell ; editor, Virginia Katz ; director of photography, Tobias Schliessler.
Performers: Daniel Bruhl, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linny, Dan Stevens, Peter Capaldi, Alexander Beyer, Anatole Taubman, Philip Bretherton.
Summary: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg team up to become underground watchdogs of the very powerful. They create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society, and what are the costs of exposing them?
Audience: MPAA rating R for language and some violence
System Details: DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital, 2.0 Dolby Digital
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital, 2.0 Dolby Digital
DVD
Other Language: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish (5.1 Dolby Digital); French, Spanish, and Chinese subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities (DVS) (2.0 Dolby Digital)
Subject Headings: Assange, Julian Drama Domscheit-Berg, Daniel Drama WikiLeaks (Organization) Drama Whistle blowing Drama Hackers Drama Leaks (Disclosure of information) Drama Computer crimes Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Historical films
Biographical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Whistle blowing
Hackers
Leaks (Disclosure of information)
Computer crimes
Alternate Title: 5ifth estate
5th estate
Publisher No: 119579
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE F
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten


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Jul 21, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I found the film editing interesting, how Assange or Berg perceive things in their mind. Movie does not make Assange out to be a hero, but almost a Citizen Kane type character. Movie is worth watching at least for the historical facts & timeline, if you don't already know them.

i completely agree with harrybrowne... Assange was and is a hero in my book. And Cumberbatch's monologue in the last scene says it all. It's what i walked away from it learning. "if you tolerate this, your children will be next" We do need to educate ourselves, for ourselves. As far as the rest of the movie.. soso, but getting a message like that out to the masses... priceless. (although i have a severe loathing of Dan Domscheit-Berg....)

May 31, 2014
  • djlocke rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Ran DVD on double speed but still felt like 'collateral damage' to content. Movie a re-hash actor portral of Frontline's piece on the creation of Wikileaks.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/wikileaks/.
The movie reflected Julian Assange's attitude that everyone is collateral damage that gets in the way of what he felt was 'his' cause.

May 09, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

May 09, 2014
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

May 02, 2014
  • dearreader1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this film: about an idea and about a person.

Apr 25, 2014
  • harrybrowne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not a well-done film but Julian Assange is a hero in my book. From his youth he decried government secrecy and murder and had the guts to follow through. Cumberbatch is superb in his portrayal of a very flawed but noble man. Music is ear-splitting and editing is choppy. Still worth seeing what governments are so afraid of.

Apr 07, 2014
  • BlueHippo rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

BAD, BAD, BAD. I am so glad I did not waste money going to see this in a theater or renting the video! Everything other reviewers have said is true-poor sound quality/editing;confusing and chaotic; and above all, BORING, BORING, BORING! Despite the excellent performers in this film, don't waste your time. You have MUCH better things to do with 2 hours than watch this!

Mar 20, 2014
  • Vivica rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I tried watching it...twice...but it was so boring that I fell asleep ...twice!! The movie "Underground" about the 1st part of his life was much better.

Mar 10, 2014
  • COURIER3 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I LIKE TRUE STORIES. VERY HARD TO FOLLOW WITH ALL THE I.T. LINGO. AUDIO WAS HARD TO UNDERSTAND. DIRECTORS HAVE EARPHONES AND WE DO NOT.

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Mar 09, 2014
  • beckythecat1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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May 09, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The word will have a
generation of idiots” ― Albert Einstein

May 09, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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