2016 ***1/2 134 mins.

It's no wonder Oliver Stone was attracted to the story of Edward Snowden, the man who exposed the U.S. government's monitoring of innocent civilians. Snowden is a relatively tame film, as far as Oliver Stone is concerned. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is sensational as Edward Snowden, and Shailene Woodley stands her own opposite him. The film moves along at a leisurely pace, but is never boring. In the same right, though, there's nothing about this film that really makes it stand out. It's an enjoyable, informative film that seems to simply exist.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Digital)
Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt + Shailene Woodley + Melissa Leo + Zachary Quinto + Tom Wilkinson + Scott Eastwood + Logan Marshall-Green + Timothy Olyphant + Ben Chaplin + Rhys Ifans + Nicolas Cage

Screenplay by
Kieran Fitzgerald and Oliver Stone

Based on the Book "The Snowden Files" by
Luke Harding

And the Book "Time of the Octopus" by
Anatoly Kucherena

Directed by
Oliver Stone


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