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The Fifth Estate

Director Bill Condon translates two books about the rise of WikiLeaks and its mercurial founder, Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch), to the big screen. The tightly wound story smartly focuses much more on people than policy and politics, and Cumberbatch gives a compelling performance as Assange that transcends what could have become a bad SNL impression in the hands of a less capable actor. Still, The Fifth Estate's conclusion is unavoidably unsatisfying, given that Assange's real-life tale is still in the process of unfolding.

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