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
Filming started on 16th Feb. 2015 with an intended release date of 25th Dec. 2015, only 10 months and 9 days later. Then the release was delayed until May 2016 because the visual effects were too complex to be completed in time. After the film was fully completed, it was re-scheduled again for the 16th Sept. 2016 because the distributor wanted to avoid the competing summer blockbusters. See more »
When Snowden leaves with the evidence in his Rubik's cube, he tells Gabriel he is not feeling well and is going home early. He might also not come in the next day, implying it's a work day. When he leaves the facility, the guard wishes him a nice weekend. See more »
It's a great Oliver stone movie, seems right up his alley to do a film About a conspiracy and about questioning the government.
It's weird when people do movies about such recent events but hey that's how fast the media works these days.
It's a great ensemble cast as Stone tells the story of Edward Snowden who discovered that the government was spying on us weather we did anything wrong or not and decides to let us all know.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Snowden as a very likable guy, even if he was a Bush supporter, but most importantly he was a dude who loves his country and felt what they were doing to its citizens was wrong.
As Snowden, Levitt had the biggest chunk of screen time in a film filled with well know actors taking small, but important roles, like Zachary Quinto who played the guardian journalist chosen to tell Snowden's story and Nicolas Cage who's character acted like a mentor for Snowden's at the CIA.
Stone's fairness to the whole situation is painting a lovely portrait of the whistle blower himself
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