CAST: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo DIRECTOR: Oliver Stone CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street, and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.
Stone's exile in the desert of overheated irrelevance has now ended. "Snowden" isn't just the director's most exciting work since "Nixon" (1995) - it's the most important and galvanizing political drama by an American filmmaker in years.Owen Gleiberman, Variety
[Oliver Stone] combin[es] skill and provocation with a passion to entertain in this riveting portrait of young American fugitive Edward Snowden.Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International