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8.7

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  1. Jul 29, 2014
    9
    Watched this a recently and was moved by the story. Swartz story could be seen as a cautionary tale. This film seemed more focused than Knappenberger's previous documentary about Anonymous. Both must-sees for the Internet generation and anyone interested in the current politics of information technology. Great filmmaker, can't wait to see what's next.
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72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Kerry Lengel
    Jul 4, 2014
    50
    In The Internet's Own Boy, writer-director Brian Knappenberger ("We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists") paints a portrait of Swartz as a martyr for the information age, but ultimately the story falls short of such mythic ambition.
  2. Reviewed by: Nikola Grozdanovic
    Jul 3, 2014
    75
    What it lacks in cinematic girth, it makes up for in factual appeal.
  3. Reviewed by: Simon Houpt
    Jun 27, 2014
    75
    Delivers a touching, morally outraged portrait that, in memory of Swartz, may inspire people to ask hard questions about how the new world is being shaped away from view, behind closed doors.