Film Review: The Fifth Estate

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So 24 hours after watching We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks¬†documentary it was time to allow Hollywood it’s shot at portraying the whistle blowing events surrounding a website, a man and a whole lot of secrets, with Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate.

The Fifth Estate is essentially based on the written account of former WikiLeaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and this is where my first problem with The Fifth Estate lies. It feels slanted. I shouldn’t have been surprised though, because if you look at events through a single pair of eyes then you will always see the events with the agenda purely as they see it. But in The Fifth Estate, the slant seems just a little too heightened. It focuses just a little too hard onto one man. Read more