- 1 hr 54 min
Citizenfour is a 2014 drama documentary centered around the NSA spying events which catapulted Edward Snowden to international fame (and infamy). The film is directed by Laura Poitras, a well established, free expression advocate and politically conscious filmmaker who has gained a reputation for skillful documentary prowess with films such as My Country, My Country. Poitras was, and still is, a close friend and associate of Snowden's. Citizenfour made its screening debut at the New York Film Fest on the tenth of October, 2014. The film debuted in the United Kingdom a full week later for the British Film Institute of London Film Festival. The film was widely praised as well as criticized, though the reception was, in general, overwhelmingly positive. The documentary currently holds a 88 score out of one hundred on the film rating aggregate site Metacritic. The rating was based on thirty one different movie critic reviews.