All the President's Men

All the President's Men

All the President's Men

A classic of 1970s American cinema with Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford as Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward - the Washington Post journalists who doggedly investigated and broke the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Nixon. Co-stars the great Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook and Jason Robards (who claimed an Oscar for his efforts).

With the 1972 U.S. Presidential elections almost underway, Woodward (Redford) reports on what seems to be a minor case of burglary at the Watergate complex – leading to the arrest of five thieves within the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. But when bugging equipment is found in the crime scene and top lawyers are assigned to the defence, suspicions arise. Woodward is partnered with Bernstein (Hoffman), and together they follow the threads that weave through the Republican Party – all the way up to the White House itself.

Nominated for eight Academy Awards and taking away four of them, All the President’s Men was the second biggest U.S. release in ‘76, second to Best Picture-winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Best Supporting Actor (Jason Robards), Best Art Direction (Set Decoration), Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1977 Academy Awards
1976Rating: M138 minsUSA
DramaMysteryThrillerTrue Story & BiographyClassic
Director:
Alan J. Pakula ('The Devil's Own', 'The Pelican Brief', 'Presumed Innocent', 'Sophie's Choice')
Writer:
William Goldman
Cast:
Dustin HoffmanRobert RedfordJack WardenMartin BalsamHal HolbrookJason RobardsJane AlexanderMeredith Baxter

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All the President's Men / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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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Time Out

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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The New York Times

The New York Times

A spellbinding detective story.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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