4.5/5 Stars

Summary: “Disillusioned with the intelligence community, top contractor Edward Snowden leaves his job at the National Security Agency. He now knows that a virtual mountain of data is being assembled to track all forms of digital communication — not just from foreign governments and terrorist groups, but from ordinary Americans. When Snowden decides to leak this classified information, he becomes a traitor to some, a hero to others and a fugitive from the law.”

Before seeing this movie, I had heard of Edward Snowden and had kind of a general idea of who he was, but not really.  I don’t know how much of the movie was 100% truth, but I can tell you it was great to watch.

For the whole 2+ hours, it had me hooked, wanting to see what was going to happen next.  Even though most people watching probably already know how it is going to end, seeing all the behind the scenes info will still be interesting.  True story aside, it’s a well made movie with great acting and an awesome storyline.

It’s the type of movie that is going to make you think about the government and how we handle different things as a country. If you’re someone who is totally against what Snowden did, chances are you’re not going to like this movie because it shows him as a person trying to do the right thing.  Because he isn’t depicted as this big bad villain, its crazy when you think about everything that happens at the end of the movie.

Make sure you watch this movie if you’re into political thrillers and if you’re okay with forever looking at the camera on your laptop differently…I may or may not be thinking about covering it with a piece of tape.

Let me know what you thought if you’ve been to see it yet!



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