• Review

R rated

This was so boring I could hardly stay awake. I would like to say that the film gets more exciting as it goes along but it didn’t for me. If Snowden fascinates you, wait and see this on DVD. Don’t waste your money going to the movie theater.

“Snowden” is the politically-charged, thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden and Shailene Woodley as the girl he left behind, reveals the untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. The acting is adequate but nothing extraordinary.

Melissa Leo plays Laura Poitras and Zachary Quinto is Glenn Greenwald.

Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who directed “Platoon”, Born on the 4th of July”, “Wall Street” and “JFK” directs. Personally, I am not too enthralled with Oliver Stone films. And “Snowden” is no exception. Stone can make the most interesting topics boring.

The screenplay was written by Kieran Fitzgerald and Oliver Stone based on the books Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena and Luke Harding’s book, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man.

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