'Citizenfour' Review: An Incredible Documentary About Edward Snowden

October 22, 2014 6:38 PM

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'Citizenfour' Review: An Incredible Documentary About Edward Snowden

I went to the bathroom once during the screening of Citizenfour. It took about a half hour before I felt comfortable leaving to miss what was onscreen, and when I walked back I noticed the room was 10º warmer than outside and filled with the smell of sweat. We were having a human experience.

Citizenfour, a documentary about Edward Snowden's first few days of revelation which opens in theaters this Friday, is mesmerizing. It feels more like an espionage fiction film, and I had to continually remind myself I was watching a documentary about real life events, and then pinch myself as the i...

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