"The Fifth Estate" is an amalgam of many genres of cinema, an attempt at something lively, cool, interesting and stylish. It gets drama to a maximum level, and surpasses that same level in the same way Julian Assange's ego collapses as it tries to be bigger than anyone else around him. I really don't know how accurate the film is, it does not feel like it is at all, but I'll stray away from it.
But that's it with the film, it is a starting point for a decent drama/thriller/whatever it is. It just doesn't get there. It is not exciting, intelectually challenging, beautiful to regard, or any other adjectives with a possible positive connotation. It is the Benedict Cumberbatch (really trying hard not to make a joke here) show and he is not giving his best.
Oh what the hell!! Buttercup Cucumberbatch!!