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

A reconstruction of the discovery of the White House link with the Watergate affair by two young reporters from the Washington Post.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 4, 1976
DVD Release Date: October 30, 1997
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Critic Score: 93% 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.

Joseph Gelmis

All the President's Men is a quintessential American movie: It does a lot of things well and makes it all look simple. It works on several levels.

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post

Political commentators seem to feel that this All the President's Men will have a far-reaching political impact this year. I'd be more inclined to believe it if the film affected a provocative emotional tone. Pakula is just too cool under the collar.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A timely political drama for the Trump reign.

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Arthur Knight
Hollywood Reporter

While there's an undoubted fascination in all this, after a couple of hours it begins to wear thin.

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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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Chris Cabin

Pakula was clearly talented from the moment he lensed his first feature, but like so many other New Hollywood icons, nationwide recognition didn't come until he took on the story of one of the great con jobs on the American people, the Watergate scandal.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The opening of the film, with Woodward (Robert Redford) and Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) first stumbling over the story, is involving and sometimes exciting, but from then on it degenerates into confusion and repetition.

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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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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] Pakula fetishizes America's now-defunct newsroom culture that once promised to keep America's political process honest, if not accountable.

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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