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Oliver Stone Puts A Melodramatic Spin On 'Snowden' And The Surveillance State

Stone's new film presents the exiled former NSA contractor as a heroic whistle-blower. Critic David Edelstein says movie's take on Snowden is entertaining — but also a bit one-sided.

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Other segments from the episode on September 16, 2016

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 16, 2016: Interview with Mat Johnson; Review of film Snowden

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