All the President's Men
All the President's Men (1976)

Conspiracy film specialist Alan J. Pakula turned journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's best-selling account of their Watergate investigation into one of the hit films of Bicentennial year 1976. While researching a story about a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 30, 1997
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A taut, solidly acted paean to the benefits of a free press and the dangers of unchecked power, made all the more effective by its origins in real-life events.

Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

The movie is a victory lap for American journalism -- the triumphant flip side to Network's self-loathing take on the media.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It provides the most observant study of working journalists we're ever likely to see in a feature film.

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Robert Hatch
The Nation

The effect of All the President's Men is not to make Watergate more real but to make it more remote.

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Variety Staff

Hal Holbrook is outstanding; this actor, herein in near-total shadow, is as compelling as he is in virtually every role played.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A spellbinding detective story.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The world is beyond saving, it says. It's one of the last great films of its era that has anyone who thinks it deserves saving.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Remarkably intelligent, working both as an effective thriller (even though we know the outcome of their investigations) and as a virtually abstract charting of the dark corridors of corruption and power.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This superb film has long been acknowledged as a classic political thriller, but watching it in today's climate, at a point when a timid and ineffectual media is par for the course, also reveals its increasingly significant value as a time capsule piece.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

As smart and cautionary now as it was in the '70s.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"The most devastating detective story of this century."</i> Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate… More
xGary Xx
Based on the investigation by two Washington Post reporters that uncovered the Watergate scandal and toppled Richard Nixon's presidency, All The… More
Chris Weber
This is the story of a couple of journalists for the Washington Post named Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein who, in the wake of a break in at the Watergate… More
AJ Verser
A classic drama about the watergate scandal and the reporters who uncovered it. The movie has an excellent cast, and it's very interesting. I highly… More
Daniel Mumby
1976 saw the release of two great films about journalism which remain gripping and compelling even though the professions they examined have long since changed… More
Jay Hutchinson
This is a quality, compelling political thriller the likes of which we just don't see anymore. The fact that this is based on real, relatively recent… More