The Dissident

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7.91 h 57 min2021PG-13
From Academy Award-Winning director Bryan Fogel (ICARUS), The Dissident is a critically acclaimed edge-of-your-seat, adrenaline-filled thriller that plays out at the highest levels of power, exposing the labyrinth of deceit behind the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Directors
Bryan Fogel
Starring
Jamal KashoggiOmar AbdulazizHatice Cengiz
Genres
SuspenseDocumentary
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Producers
Bryan FogelJake SwantkoMark MonroeThor Halvorssen
Studio
Vertical Entertainment
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

4888 global ratings

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Andrés Sir VantesReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Everyone should watch this
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I knew most of everything in this doc besides the stuff of the young dissident, and a little of the Bezos stuff. I wonder why the director didn't try to investigate more of the Trump/Kushner connection.
68 people found this helpful
Alyssa Brook Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't let this film be silenced
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Very informative and keeps Jamal’s fight for truth and freedom alive. A shame that big distributors did not pick it up. MBS doesnt have the power. Great watch
54 people found this helpful
LukeReviewed in the United States on January 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Horrifying... But this is a must-watch.
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Extremely well produced. I'm shaken to the core. This is even more horrifying than I knew. But at the core there are elements of humanity, love, and courage, surrounding the parts of the story that don't deal with the murder.
42 people found this helpful
C.RReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A must watch for anyone who is passionate about free speech and journalism
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It's a shocking documentary that reveals so much of what we miss in these garbage news cycles we have in today's journalism. Thank you to the director Brian Fogel for creating this documentary and shedding light on an enemy of free speech, MBS. Rest in peace Jamal Khashoggi. You're a hero that will live on forever in our hearts.
39 people found this helpful
NorCalwomanReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing
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I find it amazing. The very thing Jamal Khashoggi was fighting for freedom of speech is the very thing Twitter, Amazon, Facebook and big tech are violating right now. The tactics the crowned Prince of Saudi Arabia uses to squelch free speech is the same tactics big tech is using against us today.
34 people found this helpful
Rebecca Thatcher Murcia, author of Seeking SaúlReviewed in the United States on January 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Important and Compelling
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Although I found the beginning confusing, with all the bouncing around between Omar Abdulaziz and Hatice Cengiz, Khashoggi's fiancee, as the film continues the genius of the style comes to the fore. The movie explains how Omar Abdulaziz's phone was hacked, enabling the Saudi regime to discover his connections with Khashoggi and how effective their work together was, and, it seems, the decision to assassinate Khashoggi. I have been horrified by some of the things that Jeff Bezos and Amazon have done, such as fight the French union's on Covid 19 protocols, undercut local bookstores by selling cut price new books and other heavy-handed, monopolistic behaviour. But here Bezos was also a victim, and hopefully Amazon can do more to help get the word out about this important and very well-done film.
30 people found this helpful
Jiyang ChenReviewed in the United States on January 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must watch
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Bryan Fogel has done it again. I thought Icarus was a masterpiece, but this one is equally as amazing and mind blowing. With deep insight and interviews into this situation, this is a must watch.
31 people found this helpful
agReviewed in the United States on January 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must watch
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Bryan Fogel has made his second incredible documentary in a row. I'll be telling everyone I know to watch this, it needs to be heard around the world.
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