January 05, 2017
Snowden is a procedural docudrama that takes a deep dive into what surveillance has become.
Snowden, the docudrama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who became a whistleblower and fugitive by leaking American surveillance documents that exposed in-depth and extensive government surveillance of American and foreign citizens.

This film could have gone one of several ways, it could have portrayed Snowden as a true American hero, it could have portrayed him as a traitor or it could have done exactly what it did do, which is to tell the whole story.

We see all aspects of Snowdens’ life, we learn how much he loved his country, how he was influenced by the people around him, how determined he was to do the right thing, we watched him learn right from wrong. That’s what makes this film so important. No matter your opinion of Edward Snowden, this film is sure to deepen your response to his actions, and to the whole evolution of the American intelligence community.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt performance I admit takes some getting used to, but knowing the time and extensive research he and the filmmakers put into the film you know how true to reality it really is (especially if you have seen any interviews with Edward Snowden).

Oliver Stone (Director) has made a movie that asks the audience to look at what this issue really means, and at who Edward Snowden really is.

Edward Snowden, “Terrorism is just an excuse.”

What would I have changed? (Spoilers)
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Hannah Hannah (Contributor) spends her days in Texas. She'll be found watching movies, reading scripts, making movies or eating.