Enjoyed a press screening of the film this evening. While it does a fine job of summing up the WikiLeaks, Assange and Manning stories up to this point, none of those tales have an ending yet.
The film takes a hard pro-Manning and anti-Assange turn at the end. While it’s probably okay to judge specific events on the timelines: Manning’s imprisonment, Assange’s handling of the Sweden allegations, it’s not yet fair to judge the stories as a whole because they’re just not whole yet.
I also didn’t feel great about a 130-minute documentary film that ended up criticizing the focal character without giving him a chance to speak for himself, though it seems Assange was reluctant to be interviewed without being paid.
All said, an alright film that isn’t destined to be the ultimate WikiLeaks documentary. That, my friends, is waiting in the wings.