The movie "The Fifth Estate" (imdb) shows Assange as a kind of religious leader and Wikileads as a cult. It is tedious to watch Assanges ego-trips and the almost fanatical obedience of his followers. The hectically and jittery dolly shots in many scenes make this worse. The film tries to be very cool, but it looks like a cheap European TV production, partly because of the cast, which consists predominantly of European TV actors, and partly because of the stereotype shots of Berlin´s party scene and similar pictures.
The talents of Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays a marvelous Sherlock Holmes in the homonymous British TV series, are wasted. Stanley Tucci delivers some of the rare bright spots of the flick thanks to his humorous and balanced style.
"The Fifth Estate" is a disappointment.