Watch: Snowden 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – Disillusioned with the intelligence community, top contractor Edward Snowden leaves his job at the National Security Agency. He now knows that a virtual mountain of data is being assembled to track all forms of digital communication — not just from foreign governments and terrorist groups, but from ordinary Americans. When Snowden decides to leak this classified information, he becomes a traitor to some, a hero to others and a fugitive from the law..
Plot: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
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|7.3/10 Votes: 153,178
|61% | RottenTomatoes
|58/100 | MetaCritic
|N/A Votes: 3866 Popularity: 17.404 | TMDB
Although the movie is not perfect, it’s flaws are limited, minute and easily ignored. **A must-watch for anyone using a computer!**
This adaptation of Snowden’s transformation from a talented programmer working for the United States secret service into a planetary hero really takes the viewer deeper into the true story on which this film is based. It shows the human side of the path towards revealing the truth. Relational tensions, covertly supportive colleagues and the need to stay cool are all part of this film.
Best spy thriller I’ve ever seen. _Beyond believable_.
**He who became a people’s hero by betraying his own nation!**
I had like to begin by saying I’m not an American and I haven’t seen the Oscar winning documentary ‘Citizenfour’. But I’m very much aware of everything about it through the all kinds of coverages. So my perspective about the film will be true and about the content will be neutral. I have known about what this film dealt since the day it all began. I did not care much, but there are things to concern about it. Like if it is necessary to tap to prevent the serious threats, there’s nothing wrong it that. Because, even if they have our private contents, they are not going to publish it or make money out of it. So that makes what Ed did was unethical and betrayal for his own country.
In another angle, NSA’s illegal surveillance questionable in many ways, but wrong is only a tiny thing. Because eyeing every single one of us seems wrong, though without examining all, nothing confirms, differentiate between right and wrong. So coming to the film, it was decently made one. The main reason is it was too long and many parts were boring. The theme was powerful like it was a one liner, but the film contents were very weak. Except Snowden passing the security, the rest of the story like why he did, including his personal life, particularly his romance was not good enough to make a film. This is very much suitable for a documentary than a feature film.
But I liked the actors. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was good, but not great. If he gets the Oscars nod, that’s only because of the issue which the film inspired by, not because his phenomenal character display. The direction was decent, but not the screenplay. The film is not for everyone, but I recommend it to all as a must see. The main reason why you should watch it is to educate yourself. To learn what they are doing and how. Particularly, you will definitely come to know how to avoid being eyed by the government in a simple way. So that’s a good thing than whining over what homeland security does to protect the nation. It is not an inspiring biopic, or a masterpiece, but don’t miss it for any cost.
P.S. Whatever the form of the governments, the nations won’t stop doing what in this film they said was wrong. Because there’s no Edward Snowden in every nation to expose it. In that perspective, the US was really embarrassed for their own man letting them down. The China is the number one in this kind of activity. The point is, these things happening right now or not, but should never come to public notice like that happened in here, never should leave the compound. Suppose if we come to know, we will protect, at least in the democratic countries that’s what we do. But not to forget it also safeguards us. That means it is like the stars and planets on the sky that we watch and take notes, but they are untouchable. We only monitor them for threats like asteroids and fractionally thinking about the alien invasion.
The Snowden story, well told
Oliver Stone is such a great director. He’s succeeded once again in producing an interesting and sympathetic historical movie, this time about the Edward Snowden whistle-blowing story. His movies are so credible, so finely crafted, so watchable.
It is a pleasure to just sit back and let Stone show Snowden’s story to you. I can’t imagine anyone ever producing a Snowden movie that is better than this one. I felt the story was presented objectively and neutrally. Only near the end did the political aspect become a little too much. Yes, Stone is taking a pro-Snowden position and is trying to convince you that his position is right. If you are unable to emotionally handle that didactic aspect, don’t see this movie.
Can I also talk about Joseph Gordon-Levitt? The man is clearly a great actor with enormous range. He’s been in dozens of movies now, and his performances in each of them have been excellent. He really does capture Snowden in this movie. Kudos to him, Stone and everyone else involved in this film.
I think it might be Oliver Stone’s best film yet
I know he won best picture for platoon – which also was a serious endeavour – but its behind us.
Vietnam is over, Vietnam is done.
Snowden lives. Actually, Snowden escaped and survived.
He went to what might be the only place people can be protected from US government agencies. I would like to think all whistle blowers would have to do is cross into Canada but then Snowden would know. He was smart – he is smart.
I remember Bambi Bembenek. She blew a whistle too and made it to Canada. Poor thing.
This is a must see for all except those that don’t care their protection set forth by the founders of the United States can be taken away by bullies, perhaps corrupted by limitless power of a new industrialized intelligence complex.
Masterful work by Oliver Stone.
Thanks for bringing it to Tiff.
Oliver, please ask for a theatre more appropriate for Q&A for Snowden 2.0
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Oliver Stone
Writer Kieran Fitzgerald, Oliver Stone, Luke Harding
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo
Country United Kingdom, France, Germany, United States
Awards 4 wins & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa 65, Arri Prime 65 and Vintage 765 Lenses, Arri Alexa Mini, Leitz SUMMICRON-C Lenses, Arri Alexa XT Studio, Leitz SUMMICRON-C Lenses, Canon EOS C500 (some scenes), Codex Action Cam (some scenes)
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (6.5K) (source format), Canon Cinema RAW (4K) (source format) (some scenes), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema