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22. 'The Fifth Estate'
Release date: Oct. 18
Director: Bill Condon, R.J. Cutler
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl
Why it's terrible: How can a movie about Julian Assange and the story of Wikileaks and those two impressive actors still leave you limping across the finish line? It bores you half to death with flat storytelling and half-hearted moralizing in the interest of trying to be a familiar, efficient thriller instead. With a dash of unnecessary sex and script like a blunt object, "The Fifth Estate" was as flavorless as the gum underneath the theater seat. Cumberbatch's impression seems spot-on, and the film itself sucked the life out of it.
- Katie Hasty