Watch snowden movie online free – I loved this yet I was already very aware of Snowden’s actions. I do believe this was dumbed down a trickle but that is always the case with these kinds of Docos/Film/Series but that was quite minimal in this. My summery comes from being a hacker for 10+ years. I have worked high up in government sectors for cryptography, steganography, cyber warfare and much more. I have pending cases for the courts on my cyber espionage on the 13th of April 2017. I am not afraid… You are afraid is you lie or show immorality. What I released was to help the world and contains no degrees of deception so why be scared? I think this film really hit my soul as a hacktivist for so long, I found myself laughing and breaking down crying! Anyone who seeks freedom of information will love this. The message I always follow is People should never be afraid of their government… The government should shed fear from the people. Cicada 3301 ops signing out. Peace everyone!
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Review Snowden (2016) by rysmith25 – Snowden was a Patriot
I don’t understand people that complain about this movie.
There is zero to complain about in this movie. You got to wonder if the low reviews are government paid employees or just Oliver Stone haters.
I couldn’t keep my eyes off the screen. I was mesmerized from the beginning of the film until the end. I honestly had no idea it ran two hours and 20 minutes. A movie is never too long if you don’t look at your phone and check the time. Myself, nor did anyone in the theater once look down at their phone. The movie had great cinematography, excellent pacing, strong emotional dialogue, and solid character/relationship arcs. You can’t ask for much more of a drama based on a true story. Excellent job Oliver. Welcome back!
The truth is people don’t want to hear it. If it doesn’t directly affect their cozy iPhone streaming lives, than they don’t want to hear about it. They don’t want to hear that they are wage slaves. They don’t want to hear that there is no such thing as privacy in this country. They don’t want to hear that the government isn’t a democracy. People don’t want to hear that the American government isn’t a government at all, and that it’s been replaced by a multi-national fortunate 100 corporate conglomeration funded by the international banking cartel. People don’t want to know the truth.
I’d venture a guess that most of the people that rated this movie poorly didn’t even see the movie. These are the same people that can’t handle the truth. Open your eyes people. Don’t be another corporate wage slave.
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Review Snowden (2016) by Peter Titan – Excellent movie, well worth the price of admission.
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
Review Snowden (2016) by Lee Eisenberg – there’s more than meets the eye
In June, 2013, it came out that the National Security Agency had a massive espionage network in place. Within a few days, the source of the information revealed himself. Edward Snowden was a computer professional who had been working first for the CIA, and then switched to the NSA. Before long, his conscience started bothering him, and so he downloaded evidence of the espionage network, flew to Hong Kong, and revealed it to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, while director Laura Poitras filmed the interview. Without a doubt it was the biggest story of 2013.
This story got told in Poitras’s Oscar-winning documentary “Citizenfour”. Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” tells the story, but also looks at the years leading up to Snowden’s employment by the NSA: his military service, his stationing in Geneva, and then Japan, and finally his employment with the NSA outlet in Hawaii.
I don’t know if I would go so far as to call this a masterpiece, but what’s mind-blowing is the sheer scope of not just the espionage network, but everything else that it comprised. Without a doubt, the most important scene is the worldwide revelation of Snowden’s leaks, and Snowden’s subsequent flight to Russia, where he remains to this day.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt does a fine job as Snowden, as do Shailene Woodley as his lover Lindsay Mills. The rest of the cast includes Zachary Quinto (Spock in the “Star Trek” reboot) as Greenwald, Melissa Leo (Alice in “The Fighter”) as Poitras, and an assortment of other people, including some surprise cast members.
All in all, I recommend the movie. Even though the viewer knows the plot, it’s still a suspenseful story.
Review Snowden (2016) by virek213 – SNOWDEN–Blowing The Whistle On Government Malfeasance, And Paying The Price
By far the biggest story of U.S. government malfeasance was uncovered in 2013, when a young man named Edward Snowden leaked out to the media and the world at large that his employers at the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, besides spying on other countries, and terrorist organizations around the world, were also spying on all the electronic communications of everybody in the United States itself. These revelations made him a man without a country, and a fugitive charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 for allegedly revealing classified information that compromised the security and the lives of U.S. surveillance agents all over the world. It also made him perhaps the most dangerous whistleblower of government overreach in history, or at least since Daniel Ellsberg. And unsurprisingly, it was Oliver Stone, the director best known for his critiques of American political behavior with PLATOON, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, JFK, and NIXON, who stepped into the breach of this, maybe the most important political story of our time, with SNOWDEN.
Based on Luke Harding’s book “The Snowden Files” and Anatoly Kucherena’s book “Time Of The Octopus”, SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Leavitt as a young man who, both as an intellectual conservative and a patriot, worked his way up into the highest circles of the U.S. intelligence community during the first decade of the 21st century and the War On Terror, which involved less about stopping terrorism with military force but with the force of electronics and surveillance. This seems all good and fine to him, and he develops further programs to assist the intelligence community until, as he looks up the data, twice as many communications have been monitored from within the U.S. itself as have been from even our most feared legitimate adversary, Russia. Much of the story is told in flashbacks and flash-forwards, as Gordon-Leavitt relates his story to documentary filmmaker Laura Poitros (Melissa Leo), journalist Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto), and journalist Ewan MacAskill (Tom Wilkinson) in a hotel in Hong Kong (later detailed by the real-life Laura Poitros in her Oscar-winning 2014 documentary CITIZENFOUR). We see how his life, especially with his girlfriend (Shailene Woodley) and his problems with epilepsy, comes unwound, and how he must go on the run after his revelations are published in the British newspaper The Guardian, which Greenwald and MacAskill worked for. He winds up at Moscow International Airport just a few days after his story hits the Internet in June 2013, and in exile, a fugitive from what passes for American justice in the 21st century.
Rather surprisingly, given his penchant for doing extremely controversial movies in his career, Stone was initially fairly reluctant to touch the Edward Snowden story in any way, shape, or form. But Kucherena (Snowden’s real-life attorney in Russia) and Greenwald themselves convinced that it would be good for him to detail the story. Stone then agreed to do it, with Fitzgerald assisting him in the writing of the screenplay, and the result is one of the great films of 2016. Gordon-Leavitt is a near dead-ringer for the real-life Edward Snowden, who is seen at the end of the film detailing why he did what he did and why coming back to America would not result in his getting a fair trial. Although Stone had been well-known for doing films with quick-edged MTV-inspired montage sequences, including his notorious 1994 film NATURAL BORN KILLERS, he avoids doing much of that in SNOWDEN, instead concentrating on the inner workings of Snowden’s work, and how much harm he may have been creating in the name of National Security, as opposed to merely keeping us “safe” from any more 9/11-type terrorism.
The subject matter that is broached by Stone in SNOWDEN, even with a relatively limited amount of violence and nudity (compared to other films of Stone’s), is not easy to watch; nor is it necessarily easy to grasp in a lot of ways how the American people themselves, in the panic that followed September 11, 2001, basically acquiesced and allowed such mass surveillance to take place. Given the revelations in the early 1970s about Ellsberg’s Pentagon Papers scandal, and those involving the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program against anti-war protesters and civil rights activists, one might have thought that the people would have learned. But speaking truth against government power is a dangerous thing to do, and at the same time the right one; and SNOWDEN, its subject, and its maker, show it better than perhaps anyone else in Hollywood could ever do.
Review Snowden (2016) by Nataliejobrien – New perspective on Snowden
This movie succeeds in padding out the personal dimension of the Edward Snowden story. Its focus is the impact of Snowden’s highly secretive, demanding work on his home life – and particularly on his relationship with his girlfriend, Lindsay.
The Snowden story is so bloody interesting – which makes this film interesting, thought-provoking and definitely worth a watch. However, the script was a bit melodramatic at times and I did find myself wishing they had done a better job with the content.
If you’re interested in Snowden generally, I would definitely recommend the documentary Citizenfour over this one. But if you’ve already seen it, then it’s worth adding this one to your watch list.
Review Snowden (2016) by DusterPan – Reflection of my expectations
Arguing about gender identity and racial issues completely misses the substance, the real issues of what happens when we let government expand it’s powers under the pretext of terrorism, after a tragedy that shut down all thinking. Powered by genuine fear of terrorists created as a result of imperialistic and abusive foreign policy, the American public has ignored waste of tens of billions of tax-dollars that could’ve been spent on health care, infrastructure and education. Developed in secrecy, perfected on ‘worthless’ Muslims in Middle-East, everything from surveillance blimps to state-sponsored malware is now rapidly being deployed in homeland: US is being torn apart not just by racial issues, but by the ever increasing wealth gap, the scale of which according to a recent study, most American haven’t even got a clear understanding of.
Privatized industry funded with tax-payer money without the *informed* consent of citizens has turned into legal theft. Snowden was part of that system, but in a unique way; He worked in a position where he saw far beyond the standard compartmentalization. He wasn’t Alice developing metadata collection program. He wasn’t Bob creating target automation. He wasn’t Charlie building drones. He wasn’t David confirming kills. He was Edward who saw NSA’s SKYNET program, a real tool used to automate drone murders with surveillance metadata.
Saying it took guts to blow whistle on corruption within the world’s largest intelligence establishment is a complete understatement.
While some people like Silas Davis here seem to think no large terrorist attacks must mean mass surveillance, works, The Intercept has done extensive reporting on how not only this is false, but that FBI has had to provide resources on troubled people just to get them arrested.
Privacy is a universal human right, but having to hand it away for the sake of security reduces it to a a mere privilege. What makes it even more ridiculous is the transparency in society has completely reversed it’s state: Citizens are monitored to the point where gerrymandering strips their only power — their vote. Meanwhile government the power of which is derived from the governed has secret court, secret laws and secret interpretations of these laws. In such situation “I have nothing to hide” is either badly placed trust or a coping mechanism.
The revelations by Snowden were made possible by decades long effort by the cypherpunk community, that has developed encryption tools from Tor-network to PGP-emails to OTR-instant messaging that Poitras, Greenwald and Snowden actually used to empower themselves during 2013. Citizenfour documentary honored these projects during credits.
Information security allowed by the law, and achieved with sophisticated technology is extremely important. Terrorism isn’t the number one threat, cyber attacks are. The Snowden documents have revealed how NSA has injected back doors into hardware, bribed companies like RSA to use back doored random number generators, and weakened industry standards in an attempt to monitor everything. In reality they’ve made much easier for all cyber terrorists and foreign governments to hack vital systems that belong to government and companies, and that maintain the critical infrastructure.
How well the movie grasps over all this, we’ll see soon. The 10 goes just for increasing the awareness. Meanwhile, I suggest the conversation be steered towards the real issues instead of feeding trolls.