Total Film | The Fifth Estate Review


Come to the movie with an open mind - if you can, given how widely the whole Julian Assange/WikiLeaks affair has been splashed across the media - and you may end up wondering how much of the truth (and whose truth) you've been watching.

Parallels to David Fincher's The Social Network abound, with Berg playing Eduardo Saverin to Assange's Mark Zuckerberg. We watch as the relationship gradually splits and shatters until Berg is forced to agree with journalist Nick Davies' (David Thewlis) verdict, "He's a manipulative asshole…" Predictably, Assange has denounced the movie as a malicious fiction.

With a riveting portrayal by Cumberbatch at its heart, The Fifth Estate tells its story grippingly - but finally leaves us none the wiser.

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