CITIZENFOUR

  • Indiewire Jan 7, 2015

    "The stuff of Orwellian nightmares...it plays like the greatest paranoid thriller since 'All The President's Men.'"

  • BBC Jan 7, 2015

    "It's chillingly dramatic, a Bourne-like motif of intrigue that has the effect of making us realize that no, this is not just a movie."

  • Associated Press Jan 7, 2015

    "One-of-a-kind...an uncommon view of history in action."

  • First Showing Jan 7, 2015

    "It's as if they have captured lightning in a bottle."

  • The New York Times Jan 7, 2015

    "Tense and frightening...a primal political fable for the digital age."

  • Rogerebert.com Jan 7, 2015

    "The movie of the century...one of the most absorbing things I've ever seen."

  • WINNER Jan 15, 2015

    THE ACADEMY AWARDS
    Best Documentary Feature

  • WINNER Feb 23, 2015

    THE INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS 
    Best Documentary Feature

  • CINEMA EYE Feb 23, 2015

    Cinema Eye Honors
    Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

  • DGA Feb 23, 2015

    DGA AWARD
    Best Documentary

  • BAFTA Feb 23, 2015

    BAFTA AWARD
    Best Documentary

  • WINNER Jan 21, 2015

    LONDON FILM CRITICS CIRCLE 
    Best Documentary

  • WINNER Jan 9, 2015

    Boston Film Critics
    Best Documentary

  • WINNER Jan 9, 2015

    LAFCA
    Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film

  • WINNER Jan 9, 2015

    New York Film Critics Circle
    Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary)

  • WINNER Jan 9, 2015

    IDA
    Best Feature

  • WINNER Jan 9, 2015

    Gothams
    Best Documentary

  • WINNER Jan 9, 2015

    San Francisco Film Critics Circle
    Best Documentary

  • WINNER Jan 9, 2015

    Detroit Film Critics Society
    Best Documentary

  • WINNER Jan 9, 2015

    San Diego Film Critics Society
    Best Documentary

  • WINNER Jan 9, 2015

    Austin Film Critics Association
    Best Documentary

  • NOMINEE Jan 8, 2015

    Independent Spirit Awards
    Best Documentary

  • NOMINEE Jan 8, 2015

    Satellite Awards
    Best Motion Picture, Best Documentary

  • NOMINEE Jan 8, 2015

    Washington DC Area Film Critics
    Best Documentary

  • NOMINEE Jan 8, 2015

    Chicago Film Film Critics Association
    Best Documentary

  • TOP 10 Jan 7, 2015

    Vanity Fair
    The 10 Best Movies of 2014 (#4)

  • TOP 10 Jan 7, 2015

    Time
    The 10 Best Movies of 2014 (#8)

  • The New York Times Oct 23, 2014

    "Tense & frightening... a primal political fable for the digital age."

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  • The Hollywood Reporter Oct 10, 2014

    "One of the major and defining documentaries of recent times!"

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  • Hit Fix Oct 12, 2014

    "Jaw-dropping, mesmerizing & scary as hell."

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  • First Showing Oct 12, 2014

    "It's as if they have captured lightning in a bottle."

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  • Vogue Oct 13, 2014

    "Riveting!"

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  • The New Yorker Oct 20, 2014

    "Mesmerizing!"

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  • Financial Times Oct 16, 2014

    "Fantastic, edge-of-seat viewing."

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  • Time Out New York Oct 21, 2014

    "Eye-opening and essential!"

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  • Vice Oct 20, 2014

    "Nail-biting... a thrill and a shock"

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  • New York Magazine Oct 24, 2014

    "An avant-garde paranoid conspiracy thriller."

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  • A.V. Club Oct 23, 2014

    "Bluntly extraordinary"

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  • RogerEbert.com Oct 24, 2014

    "One of the most absorbing things I've ever seen!"

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  • LA Times Oct 23, 2014

    Terribly exciting... worthy of John le Carré."

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  • The Wall Street Journal Oct 23, 2014

    "Extraordinary!"

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  • BBC Oct 24, 2014

    "It's chillingly dramatic, a Bourne-like motif of intrigue that has the effect of making us realise that no, this is not just a movie."

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  • Rolling Stone Oct 24, 2014

    "A wake-up call that hits you like a cold slap in the face."

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  • The Telegraph Oct 16, 2014

    "Everybody needs to see it... Crackling, necessary viewing that places us in the eye of the storm"

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  • Little White Lies Oct 16, 2014

    "Extraordinary... Poitras has produced a work that is at once politically empowering and an encapsulation history unfolding on camera"

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  • Dave Calhoun Oct 15, 2014

    "Chilling, striking... Eye-opening and essential"

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  • Evening Standard Oct 17, 2014

    "No wonder Citizenfour is being talked up as an Oscar hopeful. A canny, visually stylish balance of the personal and political, it’s the stuff Tinseltown thrillers are made of."

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  • Empire Oct 16, 2014

    "Bold, unblinking filmmaking – no less than a living document of a global scandal straight from the whistleblower. Alarming and essential"

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  • TIME Oct 25, 2014

    "Citizenfour is this Halloween’s scariest chiller"

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  • The Times Oct 17, 2014

    "It's a real-life thriller which, although dense and demanding of the viewer, is never less than completely gripping"

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  • GQ Oct 18, 2014

    "More gripping than most thrillers"

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  • Mark Kermode Oct 19, 2014

    "Bravely made and utterly engrossing... John le Carré couldn’t have made this stuff up"

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  • Radio Times Oct 31, 2014

    "A thrilling, shocking snapshot of a moment in time that will live in history"

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  • Peter Bradshaw Oct 16, 2014

    Gripping

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  • The Economist Nov 6, 2014

    "Compelling"

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  • Süddeutsche Zeitung Oct 13, 2014

    "Eine Sensation"

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  • kino-zeit.de Oct 15, 2014

    "Spannender kann ein Dokumentarfilm kaum sein: Der Zuschauer ist unmittelbar in einer Situation dabei, in der Weltgeschichte geschrieben wird."

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  • Zeit Online Oct 12, 2014

    "Es ist dieser Moment im Hotelzimmer in Hongkong, der die Kraft dieses Films auf den Punkt bringt..."

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  • Der Standard Oct 21, 2014

    "„Citizenfour“ geht an den Ausgangspunkt zurück, um daran zu erinnern, dass die Dimension des Skandals in auffallendem Missverhältnis zu seinen unmittelbaren politischen Konsequenzen steht."

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  • Berliner Zeitung Oct 30, 2014

    "Erstaunlich unaufgeregt. Und unbedingt sehenswert..."

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  • SALON Oct 13, 2014

    "Ein elektrisierender Film, ein Spionage-Thriller aus dem wirklichen Leben …"

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  • The Guardian Jan 7, 2015

    "The most chilling thriller of the year."

  • The Washington Post Jan 7, 2015

    "Palpably electric...the action is perilously real and the camera isn't only capturing the historical event it's part of the making of it."

  • The Village Voice Jan 7, 2015

    "Scenes of such intimate momentousness that the movie's a must see piece of work."

  • Wired Jan 7, 2015

    "A haunting historic document of Snowden's motivations and personality."

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