The main problem is that real world story never gels. Cumberbatch gives a fine performance as the semi-Autistic Assange and has Oscar bait written all over his bleached out hair. As Assange’s right-hand man Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Daniel Brühl also does his best with the clunky script, but it’s an uphill battle. For a film that’s about one of the most dramatic and politically loaded events of the past decade, it feels remarkably hollow.
September 06, 2013