• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (15)

Dir: Alex Gibney

Runtime: 130 minutes

OSCAR-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) turns his forensic eye on two of the most famous whistleblowers of the Noughties – Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, and Private Bradley Manning of the US Army.

While the Assange story is familiar, the interviews with those who knew Manning are revealing, and Gibney, as usual, manages to get on camera those talking heads of which other documentary makers can only dream. With two large subjects to cover, plus an overview of secrets in the post-9/11 age to consider, the film suffers from information overload. Just as data fatigue is setting in, along comes an electifying section on Assange.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh, July 12-25.


Review: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Contextual targeting label: 
Arts and Entertainment

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.