By Julian Hattem - 10/19/13 02:08 PM EDT
The motion picture, which is based on books about the rise of the organization and stars British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as co-founder Julian Assange, opened nationwide on Friday.
"The department hasn't issued any sort of guidance on the movie, so there would be no prohibition against the movie," Foreign Policy quoted a State Department official as saying. “Employees would be free to watch whatever movie they're interested in."
Assange himself has criticized the film. In a letter to Cumberbatch earlier this month, he said that the movie intends to depict him “in a negative light” and “will distort events and subtract from public understanding.”