Snowden

Snowden

DVD - 2016
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Follows the untold story of the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world.
Audience: OFa rating: 14A.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Elevation Pictures, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Snowd
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (175 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English dubbed in French with French subtitles.

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breemu
Mar 16, 2018

Surprisingly good.

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Mouziey
Jan 14, 2018

I really enjoyed the movie it is scary to know along time ago ; people read the mail and sealed it back, then the telephone was "wiretapping" now the computer is another entity, scary on the progression of lost in privacy. Just like anyone can take a picture of you with the phone and your personal stiff is lost. Love the movie for awareness to the public I think I will go back to primitive technology;people know how to move forward but loose the ways of the old in the process ...cheers to the movie 4 thumbs..sign language...part of the movie ..did you catch it

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ChiWanLee
Dec 27, 2017

Not a bad movie. It had a different perspective of showing who Snowden is. It has a clear path on what Snowden was before knowing him as a hacker that leak the secret document of the government surveillance. The movie is really persuasive and Joseph-Gordon Levitt delivers a powerful performances to Snowden. I may have a little different opinion towards Snowden after watching this movie. He may be a traitor, but his agenda really revealed the dark side of the US government.

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jacinthabrown
Nov 18, 2017

A hero to some, a traitor to others. Whatever your opinion, this is compelling viewing which reveals the motivation behind the man who put America's intelligence community on notice. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is believable in the titular role, depicting the crisis of conscience that wreaked havoc on his personal life and on America's reputation as the "land of the free". Solid script.

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Karianne31
Nov 03, 2017

My husband and I both sat down to watch this movie with a relatively open mind but we found we could not even finish it, it was so over the top. It is essentially trying to depict Snowden as smarter than everyone else in the entire organisation. A very disappointing movie, we went from open-minded about Snowden's motivations and actions to being decidedly anti-Snowden. Not worth the time to watch it. Any actual fact checking reveals this movie to be very loosely based on facts. Some may claim Snowden is a hero but we cannot underestimate the lives he put in danger in the process.

For anyone curious about WHY Edward Snowden did what he did, this is a must-see movie. Be sure to watch the bonus Q & A session, in which he participates, via Skype, from Moscow!

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Clayjar
Oct 11, 2017

A must see movie, allowed you to have some understanding what the US Government has been hiding in secret.
Hats off to Snowdon, as a whistle blower!

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

Another wonderfully engaging movie from Oliver Stone !!!!!!

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Ky68RasK
Sep 15, 2017

Very highly recommended. Gordon-Levitt really captures the character, even his voice is different.

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akirakato
Jul 31, 2017

Directed by Oliver Stone in 2016, this 135-minute docudrama depicts a thrilling fact-based tale.
Snowden has done what he was supposed to do as a freedom-loving, conscientious citizen who's fighting against Big Brother.
It is a profoundly well-crafted docudrama you would love to the hilt if you're againt Big Brother.

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