In June 2013, Laura Poitras and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Poitras is a great and brave filmmaker, but she is also a masterful storyteller: she compresses the many days of questioning, waiting, confirming, watching the world’s reaction and agonizing over the next move, into both a great character study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat as it inexorably moves toward its conclusion.Citizenfour featuring Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald is free on VUDU, streaming with subscription on Tribeca Shortlist (Via Prime Video), available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 6 others. It's a biography and documentary movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 97% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (46,981 votes).
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Available to watch free online (Vudu).
Available to stream on a subscription service (Tribeca Short List).
Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.