Fifth Estate, The

Lists: Drama, Thriller, Biopic

Brief Synopsis: "A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends."

Overall Ranking: 2959 (Rank from 2013: # 200)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 16.67%
Half-Popped 66.67%
Stale 8.33%
Burnt 8.33%


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Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Paul Perkins70
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Bryan Lienesch61 - Rife with over-simplified stances on modern politics and giving us virtually no reason to like the main character, every so often, the film goes away from these truly bad habits. And it's in these moment, however brief, that one can actually enjoy themselves.
MandF Reviews60 - Cumberbatch gives a sublime performance in what turns out to be a medirocre movie.
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Andrew Crump of Go, See, Talk!52(full review)
David Baruffi52(full review)
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis50(full review)
FilmHamster43(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown43(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread35(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes8(full review)

People Involved

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Julian Assange)
  • Dan Stevens (Anke)
  • Daniel Brühl (Daniel Domscheit-Berg)
  • Alicia Vikander (Anke)
  • Carice van Houten (Birgitta Jonsdottir)
  • Peter Capaldi (Alan Rusbridger)
  • Jamie Blackley (Ziggy)
  • Stanley Tucci (James Boswell)
  • Laura Linney (Sarah Shaw)
  • David Thewlis (Nick Davies)
  • Peter Capaldi (Alan Rusbridger)
  • Moritz Bleibtreu (Marcus)
  • Bill Condon (Director)