Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

October 18, 2013

Movie preview: “The Fifth Estate”


Rated: R for some violence and language

Running time: 2 hr 4 min

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis

Plot: “The Fifth Estate” charts the creation of WikiLeaks by the ambitious and arguably ethically dubious Julian Assange. As Assange and colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful, they also battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society — and what are the costs of exposing them?