Nominated for an Academy Award for Feature Documentary
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“Riveting! A straight-ahead, enthralling story of moral courage. This story changed the world…offers one revelatory interview after another… We have not celebrated Daniel Ellsberg enough. Let’s begin." - David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"Fascinating, must-see documentary ….crams a wealth of material into 90 minutes without losing clarity or momentum." - Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Gripping, evocative… comprehensively detailed …chilling -- and perversely entertaining."
- Gary Goldstein, The Los Angeles Times
"A thrilling journalistic drama…filmmakers do an astounding job relating how Ellsberg brought the Pentagon Papers -- which laid out in plain language how the Pentagon and White House had been lying to the public about the war -- to light… a brisk and eye-opening approach to recent history." - Chris Barsanti, The Hollywood Reporter
Co-winner of this year’s Freedom of Expression Award from the National Board of Review (and one of their Five Best Documentaries of the Year), Winner of the Special Jury Award at IDFA, and in contention for the year’s Best Documentary Oscar, THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA tells the story of Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, who in 1971 concluded that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world. A riveting story of how this one man’s profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America’s newspapers, its president and Supreme Court. With Daniel Ellsberg, Patricia Ellsberg, Tony Russo, Howard Zinn, Hedrick Smith, John Dean, and, from the secret White House tapes, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, who called Ellsberg “the most dangerous man in America.”