- By Leonard Maltin
- October 18, 2013 12:02 AM
- 1 Comment
Usually, movies derived from current or recent events take
one of two courses: to reveal, or speculate about, the background story we
don’t know, or to provide insight into the actions of familiar real-life
figures. Writer Peter Morgan is particularly adept at this, as he has shown in
such screenplays as The Queen and Frost/Nixon. Sorry to say, The Fifth Estate falls short in both areas.