The NSA’s illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency’s employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press. —IMDB

A great movie that gives excellent insight into what drove Edward Snowden to give up his life to do what he believed was right. Joseph Gordon-Levitt does an outstanding job of portraying Snowden. And Shailene Woodley (Divergent) puts in a multilayered, nuanced performance as Snowden’s girlfriend. It’s a deeply engaging story with moments of genuine, uncontrived tension. In my opinion, Snowden is a modern hero and this movie is a must see.