Thursday, January 5

Bluray Review: Snowden

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.”
4/5

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


24 comments:

  1. what will it take to wake us to the fact that we have enemies & its OK to be willing to defeat them.

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  2. Even taking this movie with a grain of salt (Oliver Stone directed, after all), it was interesting to get some insight into Snowden's motivations for his actions.

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  3. i also think, in regards to the movie, that everyone should hear the story. Not be blinded by Oliver Stone's name and just write it off to "Hollywood".

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  4. Luis Guillermo CruzJanuary 5, 2017 at 11:43 AM

    I heard good about the movie. I still yet to see it. But i would love to see it

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  5. Please pick me! I love this movie and would like to show it to my friends.

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  6. Awesome movie I don't recall these events but glad to know about this during the movie

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  7. I really enjoyed the film and learned a lot about Snowden and what all went on. I know there was some dramatic license for the film. I don't think the music bothered me at all because I can't even recall any of it from the film.

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  8. Have not seen this movie yet. After reading your well written review, I/we would welcome the opportunity to see this movie. Thanks for the chance and HAPPY NEW YEAR MOM!!!

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  9. I have not seen the movie. I remember Edward Snowden and his revealing the truth about the NSA. I would love love love to see this movie! And fabulous review by the way!

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  10. missed this in theaters but would love to see it

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  11. I missed the opportunity to see it in the theater. My son said it was really great. I'd like to share it with others too. I hope I win it. Good luck to all!

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  12. I want to see this movie even more having now read your review. I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt and am interested to see how he handles this highly controversial subject.

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  13. I never got to see this when it was in theaters so would love to see it now.

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  14. When I saw the movie I thought Snowden was a good guy. But now with all the Trump mess I feel different. Maybe with a new look on blu ray I'll feel different

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  15. Connie Ballarta SilvaJanuary 5, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    I want to see this movie. I never got to see it at the movies.

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  16. Would love to win this.

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  17. would love to see this

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  18. Would love this in my library

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  19. This movie was great at portraying the viewpoints of all of the parties. I had the opportunity to see them film some scenes here in Hawaii. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was very focused on portraying Edward Snowden well, especially since he knew he was portraying someone who is still living and relevant to current events. Shailene Woodley also had to learn more about Lindsay Mills and her relationship with Snowden so they could show the "human-side" of his life. Great movie that will definitely get you thinking about your online privacy, the safety of your personal information and the government intrusion into every American's life.

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  20. Never got the chance to see this movie, would love the chance to win.

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  21. Looking forward to seeing this even more now, given the recent controversy.

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  22. Oliver Stone I'd a great director and I'd like to see the surveillance perspective of government on bluray

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  23. Great director in Oliver Stone and great casting in Joseph Gordon Leavitt and Shailene Woodley. Excited to see this movie.

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  24. I need to see this movie.

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