Stars: Gavin Andresen / Ross Ulbricht / Cody Wilson /
Release Date: 2015-03-15
Production Companies: Epix, Trouper Productions, BOND360,
Director: Alex Winter,
Deep Web Summary
Deep Web gives the inside story of one of the the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century -- the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused to be 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' creator and operator of online black market Silk Road. The film explores how the brightest minds and thought leaders behind the Deep Web are now caught in the crosshairs of the battle for control of a future inextricably linked to technology, with our digital rights hanging in the balance.
Although it's a fascinating subject, the director doesn't bring much rigour or insight to the complexity of the case.
Narrated by Keanu Reeves, it plunges into the tangled web of secrecy, accusations and criminal activity - with implications for the future of technological freedom.
This intriguing documentary about alleged Silk Road website founder Ross Ulbricht may lack balance, but compels interest nonetheless.