#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.
Plot: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
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**He who became a people’s hero by betraying his own nation!**
I had like to begin by saying I’m not an American and I haven’t seen the Oscar winning documentary ‘Citizenfour’. But I’m very much aware of everything about it through the all kinds of coverages. So my perspective about the film will be true and about the content will be neutral. I have known about what this film dealt since the day it all began. I did not care much, but there are things to concern about it. Like if it is necessary to tap to prevent the serious threats, there’s nothing wrong it that. Because, even if they have our private contents, they are not going to publish it or make money out of it. So that makes what Ed did was unethical and betrayal for his own country.
In another angle, NSA’s illegal surveillance questionable in many ways, but wrong is only a tiny thing. Because eyeing every single one of us seems wrong, though without examining all, nothing confirms, differentiate between right and wrong. So coming to the film, it was decently made one. The main reason is it was too long and many parts were boring. The theme was powerful like it was a one liner, but the film contents were very weak. Except Snowden passing the security, the rest of the story like why he did, including his personal life, particularly his romance was not good enough to make a film. This is very much suitable for a documentary than a feature film.
But I liked the actors. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was good, but not great. If he gets the Oscars nod, that’s only because of the issue which the film inspired by, not because his phenomenal character display. The direction was decent, but not the screenplay. The film is not for everyone, but I recommend it to all as a must see. The main reason why you should watch it is to educate yourself. To learn what they are doing and how. Particularly, you will definitely come to know how to avoid being eyed by the government in a simple way. So that’s a good thing than whining over what homeland security does to protect the nation. It is not an inspiring biopic, or a masterpiece, but don’t miss it for any cost.
P.S. Whatever the form of the governments, the nations won’t stop doing what in this film they said was wrong. Because there’s no Edward Snowden in every nation to expose it. In that perspective, the US was really embarrassed for their own man letting them down. The China is the number one in this kind of activity. The point is, these things happening right now or not, but should never come to public notice like that happened in here, never should leave the compound. Suppose if we come to know, we will protect, at least in the democratic countries that’s what we do. But not to forget it also safeguards us. That means it is like the stars and planets on the sky that we watch and take notes, but they are untouchable. We only monitor them for threats like asteroids and fractionally thinking about the alien invasion.
JGL plays a pretty convincing Snowden or at least I think he does as I’ve only seen the real Snowden in video and Citizenfour. I don’t know exactly how correct the movie is to the actual story but as most of these things go, the movie will have been created with a slightly exaggerated storyline and version of events.
An enjoyable watch and a big tick for me was that the coding and terminology used in the movie were relatively correct and true to real life!
Outstanding character building by Joseph Gordon-Levitt – even a bigger fan now!
I went to watch Snowden with someone who was extremely well informed about the subject while I sadly wasn’t and while we had extremely different perspectives going into it, I believe it is safe to say both thought the movie was pretty darn awesome. From the former point of view, it appears some important things were left out, while I kept getting stuck on stuff like how does a guy who did not even finish high school and obviously really wants to make it in Special Forces turn out to be such a genius, only being self-taught.
The fact is the story enthralled me. Even if some things felt cheesy, especially the abuse of light surrounding the main character in key moments, the fact is due to such a strong issue and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s stellar performance (queue choir of angels – yes, I am biased towards this guy, sue me), this was indeed a memorable experience.
I mean, that guy obviously did such a brilliant character study. I cannot get past how he placed his voice. The facial expressions and ticks, the way he held himself, a lovely mixture of a fragile and strong young man with principles literally held me at the edge of my seat sometimes – I had to keep reminding myself to sit back.
Some things did throw me off besides what I mentioned above, such as the way he got the information out (the entire process just seemed oversimplified) – and really every single time he expressed his obviously dangerous points of view.
However, I had a terrific time watching this and I highly recommend it. Makes me want to watch the documentary, to find out what really happened and what is just in the movie.
Oliver Stone Served his Country
I have to save the 10/10 for those that deserve it and this one does.
I saw this at the opening in Toronto and came into it with a critical eye, having seen Citizen Four and having a good knowledge of the events that unfolded throughout the story recounted in this film.
Understandably, some weren’t sure if all the shocking events in the film actually happened in the manner they were portrayed, so it’s possible the public at large will never actually know just how accurate and important this film is. It all happened. And more. A lot of content didn’t make it into the film but Stone’s editing choices were sound.
Oliver Stone’s faithfulness to the facts is astounding. Nothing was distorted or sacrificed for entertainment value. For a filmmaker to show this constraint is rare because it puts at risk the approval of a large portion of the audience. And it shows his true intent, even if Stone claims he was not trying to inspire activism.
Snowden Portrayal: Excellent acting, understated; that’s Snowden.
Greenwald Portrayal: Brilliant acting, and sometimes I got the eerie feeling I was actually watching Greenwald, though the role was perhaps a little too emotional at times when the real Greenwald would have kept his composure.
On Laura Poitras actually being in the film: It was justice that Stone actually gave her character a role in the film, since Laura herself never does, and she deserves credit for what she has done. She risked her life many times over to bring us the facts in Citizen Four.
Oliver Stone served his country in making this film and by doing justice to the bravery of Snowden. Perhaps the world will be more inclined to care about what is taking place right in front of us once this film is available to all.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Oliver Stone
Writer Kieran Fitzgerald (screenplay by), Oliver Stone (screenplay by), Luke Harding (book), Anatoly Kucherena (book)
Actors Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jaymes Butler
Country UK, France, Germany, USA
Awards 4 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Onda Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment, KrautPack Entertainment, Wild Bunch, Vendian Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera ARRI Rental ALEXA 65, Prime 65 and Vintage 765 Lenses, Arri Alexa Mini, Leitz SUMMICRON-C Lenses, Arri Alexa XT Studio, Leitz SUMMICRON-C Lenses, Canon EOS C500, Codex Action Cam
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (6.5K) (source format), Canon Cinema RAW (4K) (source format) (some scenes), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema