Matt’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Oh what joy, in the open air freely to breathe again!"
This is an extremely important documentary. This really should be required viewing for anybody, from anywhere, as soon as possible, whether you end up "enjoying" it or not.
This is also a different type of documentary. Instead of talking heads with bullet points, a great majority takes place in a single room as a conversation between four people (Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill). It's set up not only as a real-life, real-time thriller, but also a character study. Not only was I learning about a lot of important information, it also kept me on the edge of my seat (the editing here is extraordinary at times). That isn't an easy feat for any movie at all, never mind a documentary.
Ignore the R rating. This is yet another example of the idiocy of the MPAA. Oh no, there's a couple too many F-bombs, big fucking whoop. See this. Get whoever you can to see it as well.
"You asked why I picked you. I didn't. You did."