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8 Reasons You Have To Go See "The Fifth Estate"

Can a website change the world? Are secrets more important if you let them go? It's up to you to decide when the film hits theaters October 18.

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1. You'll forget you're even watching an actor playing Julian Assange.

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Benedict Cumberbatch's performance is so deep and immersive your brains will be blown.

2. You've got a brand-new leading man to start crushing on HARD.

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Daniel Brühl steps into the spotlight as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former WikiLeaks associate who wrote the book on which the film is based.

3. There is so much potential for fantasy mash-ups rounded out by more of the cast.

In one sitting, familiar faces from Doctor Who and Game of Thrones also grace the screen.

4. And the American actors carrying the banner are amazing as ever.

Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, and Anthony Mackie will lead you through the ins and outs of the White House – no security clearance required!

5. You'll get a sweeping tour of the world in a short period of time.

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What other movie this year globe-trots so beautifully? You'll see the best of Europe and beyond at an electrifying pace.

6. Bill Condon is a legend.

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If your resumé already includes directing acclaimed features like Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Kinsey, and Dreamgirls, the latest is bound to be just as beautiful.

7. It's an amazing chronicle of the breaking-open of journalism as we know it.

Just as the title of the film suggests, an entirely new social realm became established when WikiLeaks obtained classified information before traditional news media. You'll get to see how journalists and The Fifth Estate partnered before the landscape was forever changed.

8. It's a classic David and Goliath tale.

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You'll get to see how far things can go when you have a rather small set of tools balanced with a heaping dose of ambition.

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