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  • GMarjara
    GMarjara
    9 months ago

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    After a while it becomes apparent that the visual fizz is hiding an essential emptiness, a hole where the film's meaty core should be. Condon has always been an exceptionally even-handed director (look at his refreshingly sober take on Kinsey), and despite Assange's assertion that this film will be "a massive propaganda attack" goes out of his way to be balanced, perhaps overly so. Indeed, with the sexual assault charges referred to only as a final footnote, the film's most barbed allegation is that Assange dyes his hair, a detail linked to a bizarre childhood that is unsuccessfully raked for a character-forming back story.

    Condon even gives his adversarial central character the last word, dismissing the film from the confines of the Ecuadorian embassy, telling viewers that it this is only one version of a far more complex story, urging them to find out more for themselves. While this may be philosophically admirable, it doesn't make for great drama, and for all its simplifications and fictionalisations, The Fifth Estate feels strangely unfocused, uncertain of how to deal with its slippery enigma.

    Cumberbatch is brilliant, getting the peculiar vocal and physical mannerisms of Assange just so, playing him as saint and sinner, perfectly capturing his shabby charisma. Yet the film never allows him to show his teeth, withholding not only judgment but also clear direction, creating an unsatisfactory vacuum at the heart of the piece, like a great big cinematic meringue.

  • GMarjara
    GMarjara
    9 months ago

    [FULLHD] WATCH THE FIFTH ESTATE ONLINE FREE [HD PUTLOCKER DOWNLOAD]












    After a while it becomes apparent that the visual fizz is hiding an essential emptiness, a hole where the film's meaty core should be. Condon has always been an exceptionally even-handed director (look at his refreshingly sober take on Kinsey), and despite Assange's assertion that this film will be "a massive propaganda attack" goes out of his way to be balanced, perhaps overly so. Indeed, with the sexual assault charges referred to only as a final footnote, the film's most barbed allegation is that Assange dyes his hair, a detail linked to a bizarre childhood that is unsuccessfully raked for a character-forming back story.

    Condon even gives his adversarial central character the last word, dismissing the film from the confines of the Ecuadorian embassy, telling viewers that it this is only one version of a far more complex story, urging them to find out more for themselves. While this may be philosophically admirable, it doesn't make for great drama, and for all its simplifications and fictionalisations, The Fifth Estate feels strangely unfocused, uncertain of how to deal with its slippery enigma.

    Cumberbatch is brilliant, getting the peculiar vocal and physical mannerisms of Assange just so, playing him as saint and sinner, perfectly capturing his shabby charisma. Yet the film never allows him to show his teeth, withholding not only judgment but also clear direction, creating an unsatisfactory vacuum at the heart of the piece, like a great big cinematic meringue.

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