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      We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists

      2012 1h 33m Documentary List
      75% Tomatometer 16 Reviews 79% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger documents the inner workings and beliefs of the hacking group Anonymous. Read More Read Less

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      Nicolas Rapold New York Times The film is most illuminating in showing how democratic practice can still find a new voice and innovative means with each generation. Rated: 3/5 Oct 18, 2012 Full Review Michelle Orange Village Voice Former Frontline producer Brian Knappenberger's fascinating, incisive social history of the online network known as Anonymous ... Oct 16, 2012 Full Review John DeFore Hollywood Reporter Strong, entertaining portrait of a hard-to-pin-down online phenomenon. Oct 16, 2012 Full Review Ed Travis Hollywood Jesus I found myself inspired and smiling at the end of this film, having entered a secret world that I never knew anything about and walking away better informed and highly entertained. Mar 31, 2020 Full Review Brent Simon Shared Darkness A wildly engaging documentary that not only details the exploits of Anonymous, but also delves substantively inside the roots and culture of the group. Rated: A- Feb 10, 2013 Full Review Brian Gibson Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta) There's no genuine discussion by anyone of tactics, ideology and ethics. Even arrogantly reframes the overthrow of Mubarak as an Anonymous-fuelled uprising. Aren't-we-f***in'-awesome! hubris bubbles out of the legion of remarkably inarticulate interviews. Nov 22, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A must-see if you are interested in hacking, social engineering, societal change -- and funny mayhem. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Very poor. Soft campaign film for stoned teenagers. No insight into movement's wider place in world. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member great documentary.if by any chance you're thinking that anonymous is just a bunch of teens crying for attention,think again...this is a good source of information about hackers and how they are a part (good and bad) in our society. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Very informative, but not sure how bias the documentary is, of course this is aimed at the Hacktivist part of Anonymous and less so on other areas of Anonymous' activity good or bad. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent documentary that shows internet culture and the power struggle between the people and the governments. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting and informative doc about fascinating Anonymous movement. The film perhaps was slightly too one sided, sometimes maybe too fast forward - meaning superficial overview, but still it's very worthy to check out. Great soundtrack by John Dragonetti. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger documents the inner workings and beliefs of the hacking group Anonymous.
      Brian Knappenberger
      Brian Knappenberger
      Production Co
      Luminant Media
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 22, 2016
      1h 33m