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Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, The (12A)

Documentary, Biography, Crime

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

The critical consensus

Brian Knappenberger’s film arguably undermines its case a tad by relying so heavily on interviews Swartz gave to Russia Today, hardly a beacon of democratic transparency.

***(*)(*)Neil Smith, Total Film, 25/08/2014

Essential viewing for anyone interested in what freedom of information means in the digital age.

****(*)Leslie Felperin, The Guardian, 28/08/2014

A story that prompts many important questions.

D'Arcy Doran, Little White Lies, 28/08/2014

A well-constructed telling of the life, prosecution and death of US hacktivist Aaron Swartz.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 31/08/2014

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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