Enemies of the State

Enemies of the State is an 2020 American documentary film directed and produced by Sonia Kennebeck. It follows Matt DeHart, who is targeted by the U.S. government for having confidential documents alleging misconduct by the CIA. Errol Morris serves as an executive producer.

Enemies of the State
Enemies of the State poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySonia Kennebeck
Produced by
  • Ines Hoffman Kanna
  • Sonia Kennebeck
CinematographyTorsten Lapp
Edited byMaxine Goedicke
Music byInsa Rudolph
Production
companies
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • September 11, 2020 (2020-09-11) (TIFF)
  • July 30, 2021 (2021-07-30) (United States)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$8,495[1]

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2020. It was released on July 30, 2021, by IFC Films.

PlotEdit

Matt DeHart is targeted by the United States government after claiming to have documents alleging misconduct by the CIA.

ReleaseEdit

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2020.[2][3] The film was initially set to have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2020, but the festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4][5][6] In March 2021, IFC Films acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film, and set it for a July 31, 2021, release.[7]

ReceptionEdit

Enemies of the State holds a 76% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 30 reviews, with a weighted average of 6.30/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "Its narrative twists and turns hinder the effectiveness of its message, but Enemies of the State is a fascinating and timely look at the erosion of trust and truth."[8] On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 71 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Enemies of the State". The Numbers. Retrieved August 27, 2021.
  2. ^ "Enemies of the State". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  3. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (July 30, 2020). "Toronto Sets 2020 Lineup: Werner Herzog, Regina King, Mira Nair, Francois Ozon, Naomi Kawase Titles Join Hybrid Edition". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 30, 2020. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  4. ^ "Enemeies of the State". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  5. ^ Goldsmith, Jill (March 3, 2020). "Tribeca Sets Feature Lineup Of Films For 2020 Fest". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  6. ^ Beresford, Tribly; Lewis, Hilary (March 12, 2020). "Tribeca Film Festival Postponed Amid Coronavirus Fears". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  7. ^ Day-Ramos, Dino (March 9, 2021). "IFC Films Acquires Sonia Kennebeck's Docu Thriller 'Enemies Of The State' Executive Produced By Errol Morris". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  8. ^ "Enemies of the State (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 31, 2021.
  9. ^ "Enemies of the State Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 31, 2021.

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