Hi guys! I just finished watching this movie – like right now – and thought to share. Snowden is a 2016 American biographical political thriller film directed by the legandary Oliver Stone and written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald, which tells the story of Edward Snowden through his service to the united states up to his temporary asylum in Russia. The events regarding Snowden‘s flight from the US with a trove of top secret intelligence has already been told in Laura Poitras‘s Oscar winning documentary, Citizenfour.
Snowden‘s greatest strength is the portrayal of the long relationship between Edward Snowden and his girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. Both actors do their best to make their scenes connect.
The star studded cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the title character, Edward Snowden, with Shailene Woodley as Snowden’s girlfriend Lindsay Mills, Melissa Leo as Laura Poitras, Zachary Quinto as Glenn Greenwald, Tom Wilkinson as Ewen MacAskill, Scott Eastwood as Trevor James. Snowden also stars Logan Marshall-Green, Timothy Olyphant, Ben Schnetzer, LaKeith Lee Stanfield, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage.
Snowden was released in the United States on September 16, 2016 and has since received mixed reviews but its a really good watch so try it out. Here’s the trailer…