First screened in October 2016
Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Lakeith Stanfield, Nicolas Cage, Ben Schnetzer, Joely Richardson, Ben Chaplin, Timothy Olyphant, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Jaymes Butler, Rachel Handshaw, Christian Contreras, Parker Sawyers, Nicholas Rowe, Logan Marshall-Green, Bhasker Patel, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Stanley I. Walker Jr., Anatoly Kucherena, Edward Snowden. Screenplay: Kieran Fitzgerald and Oliver Stone (based on the books The Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena and The Snowden Files by Luke Harding).

Twitter Capsule: Stone's essential mediocrity seems intractable these days but two viewings revealed some care and shaping in this project.

VOR:   Not the horror show or pure irrelevance some predicted, but destined to be a footnote in articles and debates about Citizenfour.

Photo © 2016 Open Road Films/Endgame Entertainment/
Vendian Entertainment/KrautPack Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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