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The Fifth Estate

This drama is based on the life of Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), the founder of WikiLeaks. The film focuses on the relationship between him and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) and how the success of their websites leads to the failure of their friendship. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 128
Theater Release: 18 Oct 2013
Video Release: 28 Jan 2014
MPAA Rating: R
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The Fifth Estate is rated R: for language and some violence.

Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Carice van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander
Studio: 2013 Touchstone Pictures
Website: Official site for The Fifth Estate.

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In the good old days, theaters used to run a newsreel before the feature presentation. Now with The Fifth Estate, the subject of film itself has barely left the… 
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Why Is The Fifth Estate Rated R?

Violence: Brief explicit violence shows two men shot at point blank range (blood splatters… 
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