WikiLeaks posted a 4,000 word response to The Fifth Estate to their site yesterday along with a copy of the film's script.

In the post the site expresses their views on the film and one line reads, "Most of the events depicted never happened, or the people shown were not involved in them.

"It has real names, real places, and looks like it is covering real events, but it is still a dramatic and cinematic work, and it invents or shapes the facts to fit its narrative goals."

The post also questioned the political agenda of the film.

Benedict Cumberbatch recently spoke about an email he received from Julian Assange asking him not to star in The Fifth Estate. Cumberbatch plays Assange in the film.