Bearing a stunning resemblance to central WikiLeaks figure Julian Assange as made up here, Benedict Cumberbatch does well with the challenging assignment to portray an enigma in director Bill Condon's fact-inspired drama.
Assange and a cohort (Daniel Bruhl) start beating the conventional media to stories, eventually landing upon a trove of classified information that sparks an intense debate over what should and shouldn't be exposed. Co-stars include Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey") and Peter Capaldi (the newest Doctor Who). DVD extras: three "making-of" documentaries; theatrical trailer; television spots. *** (R: P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)
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