He wanted to continue the family tradition and devote his life to serving the Motherland. He had implicit faith in the US government and supported the anti-terrorist program. At the dawn of his career in the security services nobody, not even he himself could not assume that he, Edward Snowden, will make the biggest exposure in the history of the world by publishing secret documents relating to the total U.S. surveillance over its citizens and citizens of other States. Opening the world's eyes to the truth, he forever closed the doors to a bright future: abandoned career, his girlfriend and homeland, which called him a traitor...

  • Oliver Stone

Release Date: 2016-09-16
IMDb icon 7.3/10
  • Country: FR, DE, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 2h:14m
  • Budget: $40,000,000
  • Revenue: $21,480,133
Prudi Av
07 January 2017 | 06:11

"Could I live in peace knowing that every day billions of people in the world are under constant surveillance? Can I sleep at night when you can have the resources able to prevent this?"

Oliver stone almost all his films takes the basis of political topics: the Kennedy assassination, 11 September, war, biographies of presidents, the problems in the press etc. Snowden — this pseudometallic retelling of the life of a former technical agent INB. Snowden made one of the biggest revelations in the history of the United States by publishing secret information about the total surveillance of the citizens of America and other States.

The film is interesting with the point of view of giving the broad topic of oglasi. In it into each friend two of the world: freedom of choice and sense of duty. Ed Snowden, unconditionally devoted to his country, is ready how can anyone justify the actions of the U.S. government and a long time struggling with their fears and doubts, preferring to remain a "good boy" and continue to build a stunning career IT professional. But sooner or later fate will bring him at a crossroads, and Snowden will have to decide for whom side?

Edward Snowden supposedly opened the world's eyes: no one reserved. In any door one can knock, and no matter, you violated the law or none — suspicion the offense gives the security services the right to question, to search the house, confiscate personal belongings and set closer scrutiny. The film also clearly demonstrates the capabilities of the "all-seeing eye", which in global scale is looking for each we everywhere have reached the curve of the hand of civilization — Internet mobile communication. Don't accidentally the film shows paranoid tendencies Snowden. If you think about it, natural its place to a slight shift in the psyche when you every day rotate in the system is similar to INB, touch knowledge of which simple mortals do not realise that even worse, participate in the number of questionable transactions. On this basis, it would be interesting to learn more about the secret programs "Vault", "Heartbeat", "Prism" and so on — to go into the theme! The author does not disclose details of the journey in Hong Kong will not examines the reasons for the arrival in Russia and etc. For the informative value of the film is entirely based on "Citizenfour. However Snowden", released in 2014 and nothing new from itself is not added.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt organically fit into the image of a closed introvert. If the character Seidlin Woodley to introduce as a collective image of all the narrow-minded humanity, with the role she has done it perfectly. It is unclear why the castes included Nicolas cage? Ugly game against a gray character. Other actors, however, fortunate less.

making we got boring, overlong movie that completely loses documentary Chronicles Laura Poitras. Justified if the act of Snowden in the eyes of ordinary Americans? Were special agent weakness or proved every person has the right to your own choice? As a hardened patriot do it was the rest of your life humbly to serve their country? Sad, but film step brings us the the answers to these questions, forcing only to make assumptions and share controversial opinions. The author does not managed to get into  the"Holy of holies" of his character, not revealed its inner state and is not transmitted through the film those experiences that should be is the hero in the decisive moment of the final action. The Director rushes from hand in side of the same reasoning to others, some times changing an author's point of view. Distinct positions at the Director, apparently, not, and everything else about than to say the framework of the film, alas, is not have enough time.

Babara Immanuel
03 December 2016 | 12:43

In the end, we all are the feet of Deanie.

The film intertwines many interesting narratives. On the background of the main story, the key character in the film Snowden, an employee of the CIA, is its internal struggle with himself part of the surrounding world, youthful affair with beautiful and cute girl intertwined in a difficult all ages marriage thinking, relationship... active status on the work, relationships with staff...

Snowden defied destiny or it and his fate — mystery and solved. He could take its "Clarkson" in the CIA, instead decided to change the whole "world order", telling people about the work of the CIA. what he wanted to achieve equal rights acquaintance with "safety rules", changes to the system these rules — it's us, the audience.

Daloris Abate
08 January 2017 | 12:40

The figure of Edward Snowden have begun to enter the Hollywood mythology about as demonstrated by at least the repeated mention of the name of the agent in the last part of the tales of Jason Bourne. So Oliver stone appeared on the screens in time — to try to put all dot i sensational business IT-specialist.

First of all, the picture of the "Snowden" — is a kind of revolution in the world of American movies. First American film with this budget and star cast right and on the basis of the facts shows that USA — less free country than a number of other States in which illegal surveillance of the government for the population has not reached such perfection. This conclusion is breaking something very important in the image of the American state in the film was would any decent documentary, but for movies, of course, requires more.

Aside from the image of the American state, it appears that "Snowden" is a simple biographical basis and slowly talks about professional and personal growth with Edward period 20 to 29. With one side — way from a Junior employee's computer commands in the CIA is up to infrastructure analyst at the NSA Cryptologic center. With the other side — parallel path from the readiness to fight in Iraq until exposing the covert activities of American intelligence services. Stone brings to the viewer is easy to General idea — with professional growth to occur naturally and the growth of civic consciousness. When reaching certain professional heights a feeling of wrongness built system ceases to be just a feeling and getting a clear picture, supported on their own unique experience. And when all superimposed sincere Patriotic feeling, suffocating in who have betrayed their ideals system, it will appears to change of the status quo. It is that the Director calls "another patriotism" — apparently, sighted patriotism than the mindless adherence to orders.

As a biography, the film might seem too rational and plain — Yes, but it's the life of the employee of special services, and not a genius with problems of the psyche: in our time there are still rational people. Snowden appears here modest, well-mannered, loyal, honest, but, of course, not revolutionary — he is indecisive and introspective, does not have leadership qualities. The emotional component of the painting is based on the experiences of Edward your civic duty. Responsible for their actions — it's not just any encumbrance on your chosen profession, it is a whole range of feelings. Here and alarming suspicion of the validity of the situation, and painful Duma of the contractor's questionable in their moral orders, and finally a sense of belonging the creation of a glass society, you he is forced to live. The climax of the film can be considered as times the scene of video communication between Snowden and his chief Corben O'brien: over Edward looms huge in the wall, the face of Corbin, is looking into the screen like in a glass jar with an interesting instance. Corben offers ed a calm — he sure checked that girl Snowden was correct and did not sleep my what photographer. Yeah so, now you can relax...

In good, to this film do not can be claims — he is truthful, relevant, well made, to its creation had a hand in himself the cause of the scandals. If the personality Snowden had some significant cracks, defects, they would have filed all over the world (remember the story of Assange). But until the defects are visible only with the opposite side.

10 of 10

How long is Snowden?
3h 34m
How much has Snowden made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are $21,480,133.
How much did it cost to make Snowden?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $40,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Snowden?
This tv-show was directed by Oliver Stone.
What is the genre of Snowden?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Thriller, Drama, Biography, Best movies 2016, Best Thriller Movies 2016.
Who starred in Snowden?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jaymes Butler, Robert Firth.
What is Snowden IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.3.
When was Snowden released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2016-09-16.