“Snowden” opens today at Yelm Cinemas thru Oct. 6.
Click here for showtimes and to purchase your tickets.
Snowden-the movie, Official site, directed and co-written by Oliver Stone.
– “Review: ‘Snowden,’ Oliver Stone’s Restrained Portrait of a Whistle-Blower”
By A. O. Scott, The New York Times.
“Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” a quiet, crisply drawn portrait of the world’s most celebrated whistle-blower, belongs to a curious subgenre of movies about very recent historical events. Reversing the usual pattern, it could be described as a fictional “making of” feature about “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’s Oscar-winning documentary on the former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden. That film seems to me more likely to last — it is deeper journalism and more haunting cinema — but Mr. Stone has made an honorable and absorbing contribution to the imaginative record of our confusing times. He tells a story torn from slightly faded headlines, filling in some details you may have forgotten, and discreetly embellishing the record in the service of drama and suspense.”
– “‘Snowden’ builds case for whistleblower in Oliver Stone movie”
By Brian Lowry, CNN.
– Editor’s note:
My wife and I saw the movie in Lacey opening night September 16th. Rarely do I post reviews, however I did on Fandango’s site about this one:
“Director & co-writer Oliver Stone has done it again showing the public the depths of international stories of interest along the lines of “JFK” and “Born on the Fourth of July” and “Nixon” – he topped them all as this is his best, in my view! His casting was brilliant, especially Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden, who I perceive will garner an Academy Award nomination. Every American should see this movie, regardless whether they believe Snowden is a hero or not! You may disagree with Snowden and his motives, however he took an oath pledging to “defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” He saw the county’s enemy and that was in his face here at home. Stone is to be commended for taking this subject head-on.”
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