Blu-ray Review: Snowden
By John Corrado
Boasting a fine performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role, Snowden uses a narrative that jumps around in time to show Edward Snowden’s career trajectory from a patriotic army hopeful to working for the NSA, which leads him to the startling realization that compel him to steal classified documents proving to the world that the United States is spying on its own citizens.
Director Oliver Stone’s best and most politically charged film in years, Snowden is a well acted, stylishly made and entertaining account of Edward Snowden’s life so far, that leaves the audience engaged in the important debate about government surveillance that his actions have allowed us to have. This is a solid film that deserves more attention on Blu-ray, and you can read my full review right here.
The Blu-ray also includes deleted scenes and the featurette Finding the Truth, as well as a Q&A with Edward Snowden, Oliver Stone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley.
Snowden is an Elevation Pictures release. It’s 134 minutes and rated 14A.