We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks
We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013)

Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) takes the reins for this no-holds-barred look at one of the most unusual phenomena of early 21st century media. In 2006, an Iceland-based outfit called The Sunshine… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 7, 2013
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As fascinating as it is provocative, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks presents another documentary triumph for director Alex Gibney, as well as a troubling look at one of the more meaningful issues of our time.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

This thorough, engrossing film shows how idealistic Aussie hacker Julian Assange took on the might of the US, exposing their military and diplomatic misconduct, then allowed his own murky personal life to tarnish his credibility.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A real-life cyber-thriller with real-life consequences, Alex Gibney's We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is a riveting and revelatory documentary ...

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Adrianne Jeffries
The Verge

Gibney does a good job surveying the history of WikiLeaks, but unfortunately, there is little left to say.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Sometimes it takes a feature-length documentary to stitch together a story we think we already know.

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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gibney builds a remarkable level of suspense, given how exhaustively WikiLeaks has been covered in the media.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It isn't propaganda, it's journalism. This is a very controversial film among Assange's followers because it shows Assange to be less than the Messiah they think he is. This provides an exit from news echo chambers.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

A psychological suspense film with an open ending that's more haunting than the tricky climaxes of most post-Hitchcock thrillers.

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John Anderson
Newsday

Engaging, kinetic, revelatory and unexpected.

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Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A subtle trashing of Wikileaks by someone echoing the outlook of the NYT and the Guardian--anxious to make a buck off of the leaks but anxious to preserve the status quo.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
For what it is, it's worth seeing. There are many parts that just make you say "WTF is this guy implying" which makes you question the veracity… More
Alex roy
Wikileaks has been at the forefront of reporting the truth about classified documents for many years now. We Steal Secrets is a highly engaging documentary… More
Spencer S.
For most people in the United States, the state of secrets is relatively unknown. With the ensuing scandals, the secrecy, leaks, whistle blowers, and constant… More
Walter M.
The continuing theme of the latest season of "The Newsroom" is about how history can arise out of the most unlikely of circumstances. The moral of… More
Carlos Magalhães
A fascinating documentary that sheds a revealing light on the largest whistleblowing scandal of recent times, its repercussions and the moral dilemma involved,… More