The Dissident

The Dissident

By Bryan Fogel

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2020-12-18
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Director: Bryan Fogel
  • iTunes Price: USD 24.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 19.99


From ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING director Bryan Fogel (ICARUS), The Dissident is a critically acclaimed edge-of-your-seat, adrenaline-filled thriller that plays out at the highest levels of power, exposing the labyrinth of deceit behind the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Featuring never before seen surveillance footage and unprecedented access to a wealth of other damning information previously unavailable to the public, Fogel weaves a story of courage, money, power, tyranny, love, and technology run amok. The Dissident is the untold story of the crime that shook the world.


  • A Must See Documentary

    By ghluu
    This documentary was both eye opening and beyond disturbing. I suspect those writing poor reviews have been dispatched by the same people in power who didn’t want this film released. A great, informative film that everyone meets to watch immediately. It really paints a troubling portrait of MBS and his willingness to kill and torture those who oppose his rule.
  • The movie is based on a lie story

    By Devil charm
    I don’t recommend it.
  • Bad movie

    By وليد الحصان
    Not good at all
  • Sobering and important documentary for Free People of the world.

    By Newbie app reviewer
    Shocking and far more insightful than what the media covered. To see how the Saudi king unleashed his wrath on innocents is beyond words. Even what he did to Bezos was despicable. An important documentary for freedom loving people across the world. We’ve lost a great hero to a very dark force in this world.
  • Very good. Would highly recommend.

    By Benk46
  • Bryan Fogel did it Again!

    By MiddleEastDemocracy
    Shows the power of Twitter and a constant dream for democratic Middle East one day!
  • Truly well done, and so poignant ~No Spoilers

    By Cmullet
    First impressions lead you to believe you’re about to go down the international true crime rabbit hole, slowing unraveling the truth behind Jamal’s mysterious disappearance. You quickly begin to realize that Jamal’s embassy ~incident~ was just the last thing in a culmination of years wrought with dissent, blackmail, self exile vs love of home and a tangled web of Saudi royal family members. A truly suspenseful, eye opening and mind boggling dive into the world of a prominent journalist’s (Jamal) epic journey from trusted confidant to the Saudi royals (including MBS himself), to being MBS’s public enemy #1.
  • Powerful and Credible

    By Xtothezee99
    Fascinating and compelling work from the filmmaker of the Oscar-winning documentary, Icarus. Fear of political retribution from the Saudis meant it almost didn't find distribution. It's a gut-wrenching story, and a cautionary tale against autocratic control. Highly, highly recommended. Beware of the negative "reviews" here, which appear to support the accusations in the film of a government-backed online troll army; note that they don't actually discuss the documentary, but attack its subject instead. Maybe they should watch it first.
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    By xxxiilxliixxx
    Wow just wow!!
  • Oh my

    By mannypresher
    Watching this from the USA. Really mind blowing that this happened!