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Deep Web (2015)

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A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.

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Alex Winter

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Alex Winter
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicolas Christin Nicolas Christin ... Himself
Cindy Cohn Cindy Cohn ... Herself
Joshua L. Dratel Joshua L. Dratel ... Himself
Andy Greenberg Andy Greenberg ... Himself
Keanu Reeves ... Narration
Runa Sandvik Runa Sandvik ... Herself
Todd Shipley ... Himself
Christopher Soghoian ... Himself
Amir Taaki Amir Taaki ... Himself
Kirk Ulbricht Kirk Ulbricht ... Himself
Lyn Ulbricht Lyn Ulbricht ... Herself
Ross Ulbricht ... Himself (archive footage)
Nicholas Weaver Nicholas Weaver ... Himself
Cody Wilson Cody Wilson ... Himself
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A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.

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The Crime Saga of the Digital Age.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2015 (Norway) See more »

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Deep Web: The Untold Story of BitCoin and Silk Road See more »

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Alex Winter wrote and directed this documentary, with Keanu Reeves providing the narration. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves starred together as Bill and Ted in both Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure and Bill and Teds Bogus Journey. See more »

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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

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Good but very insufficient
24 December 2017 | by aqeelalameerSee all my reviews

First of all this movie deviates away from its title. There was some layman explanation about the deep web to set the stage for Ulbricht's story but the title should have been different as it misleads the reader.

Secondly I think Winter did a good job with suspense as I felt I was attracted to the course of events and there were some unexpected turns such as the imprisonment for life in the Ulbricht's case.

The big downfall is the one-sided stance that Winter took in this movie painting the government as the ones to blame for the victims of the drug war and that it is Ulbricht's idea that should be used as a substitute for drugs on the street! It does that and also includes a story of a minor who purchased meth from the deep web so the movie kinda contradicts itself! it only sides with Ulbricht's story and is not able to give the full picture! it sounds very like a pro anarchism pro free will movie that assumes all people are good!

I think Winter should consider doing another movie to clarify what led the to life sentence for Ulbricht if he is to be an unbiased ideology-free director.


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