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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Benedict Cumberbatch
Daniel Brühl
Peter Capaldi
Directors
Bill Condon
Screenwriters
Josh Singer
Running Time
124 minutes

The Fifth Estate
Getting Wiki with it


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The Fifth Estate

Plot
The rise and fall of whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, told through the prism of the relationship between founder Julian Assange (Cumberbatch) and techie activist Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Brühl).


Verdict
Disappointingly dull account of a tale desperately in need of a sharper screenplay and some directorial vim. Might as well wait for the Blu-ray, Jules.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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