Disillusioned with the intelligence community, top contractor Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) leaves his job at the National Security Agency. He had formally been a member of the United States military and had stellar computer skills with a formidable intellect. 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.
We enjoyed Oliver Stone’s film. He is an accomplished storyteller. The movie is well written , acted , and directed with suspense, espionage. romance and relationships. For me it was a discovery to learn of Snowden’s military service and very high intellect. Oliver Stone is a talented director but you must always remember that sometimes it is difficult to know if it is true or merely fiction added to promote the director’s agenda.
The film is well worth the money for an entertaining afternoon or evening.