Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode

It’s surprising that the remarkable story of Katharine Gun — the young British intelligen­ce translator turned whistleblo­wer on National Security Agency corruption in the run up to the Iraq War — hasn’t been filmed before now. That said, in light of current government shenanigan­s, Gavin Hood’s sturdy, wholly absorbing film feels well- timed. As a procedural drama, it eschews bells and whistles for solid facts, but Keira Knightley, as Gun, gives it a beating heart. 18 October

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Words: Guy Lodge

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