"The fear that I think I have most in regards to the outcome from America of these disclosures is that nothing will change in the coming months and the coming years, it'll just get worse. And then eventually at some point some new leader will be elected who flips the switch and the people won't be able to do anything by that point to oppose it and it will be turned to tyranny." A good complement to Citizen Four.
I always return to Oliver Stone for his conscious "themes" and his docudrama need to be "on the inside", a petty political curiosity I share. In this hagiography, Snowden is presented as a patriot conservative, brought to the left by his beautiful girlfriend. There's XKeyscore in a film for the first time, and a few NSA workspaces of interest. Better than the "cold" Citizenfour, though it overextends.
I'd hoped to say that the contemporaneous work of cinematic hagiography by a right-wing crackpot (SULLY) has interesting equivalences with the (ostensibly) left-wing crackpot's stab at same, but the former's aim is dogged, clenched modesty & a stiff upper lip (careful what you wish for, that goal's attainment=above-average TV biopic); Stone's would-be techno-thriller is just a frantic embarrassment. CITIZENFOUR FTW.