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The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

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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. Written by Open Road Films

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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16 September 2016 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,000,058 (USA) (16 September 2016)

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$21,480,133 (USA) (4 November 2016)
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Trivia

In the scene where Snowden is hiking with Lindsay, you can see in the background the valley which appears in the TV series _Lost_. See more »

Goofs

While Snowden copied the secret data from NSA computer to his memory card, the copying dialog windows change from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 in seconds and change again to Windows 7. See more »

Quotes

Edward Snowden: You ever hear about the Nuremberg trials, Trev? They weren't that long ago. Yeah, well, the big shots were the first trial, but then the next trial were just the judges, and lawyers, and policemen, and guards, and ordinary people just doing their jobs, following orders. That's where we got the Nuremberg principles, which then the UN made into international law, just in case ordinary jobs become criminal again.
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String Quartet No. 19 in C, K. 465, Dissonance III. Allegretto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Emerson String Quartet
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Excellent movie, well worth the price of admission.
16 September 2016 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

Very well made movie, very well acted, and directed.

Going in I was worried that the movie would turn into an action thriller or a love story that would cloud what really happened.

I was pleasantly surprised to find a step by step account of real events with a deep look at what goes on behind the scenes at the various spy agencies.

Personally I would have liked a little more time spent on the politicians (and other behind the scenes players) and how they acted before and after the Snowden revelations, but maybe that's a topic for another movie…

I would recommend this movie to anyone interested in modern history and geopolitics…


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