91 mins
6.4 / 10 (123)
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Synopsis

Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. With unparalleled access over 6 years, Poitras captures the motives of Assange and his inner circle.

MUBI's take

Citizenfour found a hero in Edward Snowden—but Laura Poitras’s next documentary is much more ambivalent toward its subject. Power is never far from accusations of self-interest and abuse in Risk, which follows Julian Assange from 2011 to 2016 and sees him become an increasingly knotty character.

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