The President's Analyst
The President's Analyst (1967)

The President's Analyst is James Coburn, whose position makes him privy to any number of delicate government secrets. Thus Coburn becomes a most desirable prize for several secret-agent organizations, including the CEA and the FBR (we… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 21, 1967
DVD Release Date: June 8, 2004
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Theodore Flicker's genial exercise in comic paranoia re-emerges, for no apparent reason, a reasonably fit and funny artifact from the age of grooviness.

Derek Adams
Time Out

Overall it's hilarious stuff, held together by Coburn's tongue-in-cheek performance, one of his best.

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TV Guide

Mindless bureaucracy, Cold War mentality, blind liberalism, and psychoanalysis are spoofed in this fast-paced comedy.

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Mark Bourne

If Philip K. Dick had worked for Mad magazine, he might have come up with The President's Analyst.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Writer and director Theodore Flicker's satire is modern and biting, and there are many fine, subtle touches in the film.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Clever political comedy that assumed cult status.


The President's Analyst is a superior satire on some sacred cows, principally the lightly camouflaged FBI, hippies, psychiatry, liberal and conservative politics -- and the telephone company.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The 60s school of improvisational comedy is beautifully preserved in Theodore J. Flicker's film.

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Christopher Null

plays like a frivolous waste of time when it should have taken a more satirical tack

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Aj V
This is such a great wacky adventure comedy movie, it's really different too, and I loved the crazy ending. I highly recommend it.
Doctor Strangeblog
"In every country I've ever gone, people hate the phone company!" -- Russian spy Very funny and at times silly comedy about what befalls James… More
alan jay
zany to the max!!! plot veers all over the place like a drunk driver on a Saturday night....solid cast and a fun romp from start to finish...Coburn's… More