Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Citizenfour (2014)

Directed by Laura Poitras

Starring Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

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A marvelous collection of footage and really well put-together. Poitras captured some poignant moments. The shots of Snowden looking out the window, and even the shot of him grooming himself in the mirror, carries weight. Even the B-roll stuff is great.

I’m amazed that Snowden and Greenwald allowed Poitras to follow them so closely. Snowden’s an eloquent guy.

A creepy, Reznor-like score, like the one in Social Network. It works again here.

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