Although "MDMA" goes to some dark places and features its share of ugly scenes, it’s ultimately a story of hope and redemption.
The movie works as a tightly-plotted excursion into the terror that evolves when circumstances prod normal people to commit ugly acts.
Branagh’s workmanlike interpretation will be met with different reactions from those who are familiar with the ending and those who aren’t.
By limiting the film’s time frame, we get a distinct snapshot of the main character and the setting that resulted in his becoming historically important.
Although not the definitive Watergate movie, it illustrates an aspect that has not been given ample attention by filmmakers.
A study in perception and perspective, a story that features a firm resolution while leaving its most compelling questions unanswered.