Reality

2023

Action / Drama

38
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94% · 97 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67% · 500 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.7/10 10 21021 21K

Director

Top cast

Sydney Sweeney as Reality Winner
Josh Hamilton as Agent Garrick
Marchánt Davis as Agent Taylor
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759.83 MB
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English 2.0
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24 fps
1 hr 22 min
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1.52 GB
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English 5.1
NR
24 fps
1 hr 22 min
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756.73 MB
1280*640
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 22 min
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1.52 GB
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English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 22 min
Seeds 94

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ngmsgswg 8 / 10

Reality at its Finest

This movie only having a 6.6 average rating feels criminally low to me. This is how I wish more movies based on real events took place. Using the actual transcript, so there's no room for dramatization or fluff. The acting is fantastic, and at under 90 minutes I felt more tension with this movie than most Hollywood action blockbusters. I fear it will be overlooked, but it's a must watch that requires almost no time investment. If not exactly, it's pretty much shown in real time as the actual interrogation took place. I would love any recommendations in the replies of other films based on true events that use factual evidence of what was said and took place in its making.

Reviewed by frank-liesenborgs 8 / 10

The power of dialogue and the nuances of human reactions...

"Reality" immerses viewers in a gripping tale, a reflection of the moment when the FBI descends upon Reality Winner, a former Air Force translator, with a search warrant in hand. While the general knowledge of Winner's deeds is widely known, I shall refrain from divulging the film's revelatory essence to preserve the enigma. "Reality" abstains from taking a definitive stance on Winner's actions, leaving room for subjective interpretation (although many may find themselves sympathetic to her motives, if not her methods). The fate of the actual Reality Winner remains shrouded until the film's unveiling. This introspective drama hinges entirely on the power of dialogue and the nuances of human reactions, demanding exceptional performances. Sydney Sweeney, in what could be deemed a career-defining portrayal, masterfully embodies Reality. Embracing a role devoid of glamour, Sweeney effortlessly exudes a profound vulnerability, an often-underappreciated skill in actors. As Reality's understanding of her situation deepens, her transformation becomes increasingly believable. "Reality" refrains from passing judgment, instead meticulously presenting the events and their unfolding. The stellar performances of the two central leads elevate the narrative, infusing it with exceptional authenticity. The weight of tension grips you from the outset, immersing you in a palpable atmosphere. Patience is a virtue required, for those seeking swift gratification may find themselves unfulfilled. Sydney and Josh deserve commendation for their captivating portrayals, leaving an indelible impression. Ultimately, the veil lifts, offering an insight into the FBI's interrogation techniques. A peculiar yet effective approach unfolds, as they seek not a straightforward confession but rather a manipulative dance of intimidation. The film unveils the inner workings of such interrogations, leaving you with a disconcerting awareness. Among the finest performances of the year, "Reality" presents a riveting and gripping experience. Personally, I found myself captivated, fascinated by its enigmatic allure. If you yearn for adrenaline-pumping action and violence, this may not satisfy your desires. However, I truly recommend it because it deserves a deep endorsement.

Reviewed by Pairic 8 / 10

In The Public Interest

Reality: The story of Reality Leigh Winner, an NSA contacter who leaked information proving that Russian Intelligence had interfered in the 2016 US Presidential Election. Frustrated by seeing the reality being denied on Fox TV her tipping point was when Trump sacked FBI Director Comey. Ironically this led to her arrest by the FBI and prosecution. In spite of findings by a Senate Committee that her leak was in the public interest, Reality was sentenced to six years in prison. The film is based on the FBI interrogation transcript which was recorded on the day of her arrest, interspersed with posts from her Instagram account and TV news footage. Reality is played by Sydney Sweeney. The transcript comes to life as Reality is confronted by FBI agents, the first two playing good cops, who tell they realise that she just made a mistake, show concern for her animals, chat about cross training. A Master Class in how to get a confession when you haven't advised a suspect of their rights, just having a chat. There are some comic scenes, a cat being under the bed where Reality keeps a gun, another cat observing developments whilst seated in a child's pedal car across the street. But the tension builds as the agents get Reality to talk, I knew the outcome but the narrative still unfolds like a thriller. Well worth watching. Directed by Tina Satter, from a screenplay by Satter and James Paul Dallas. It is based on the play which Satter previously staged as Is This a Room. 8/10.

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