Full Movie Reviews
Snoogans - wrote on 10/27/2013
One of the most believable films to be based off of a true life occurrence. Not once does the level of authenticity break, or succumb to any noticeable truth stretching for dramatic purposes. The tangled nature of the Watergate Scandal is unraveled from the perspective of the reporters. This makes for an intriguing watch, as we are subject to firsthand investigative journalism. I was likened to approach. It wasn't necessarily a straight-forward 'political thriller', but it was still very much involving to witness the effort that goes into finding and writing the facts. I only had minor issues with the immense entanglement of the 'who' and 'why'. Even while giving my full attention, a little more subtle explanation would've been helpful.
memento_mori - wrote on 09/08/2013
A political thriller that's good. When's the last time we had that?
Hoffman and Redford are fantastic as always. Their chemistry isn't the best, but it was enough to make me believe these were two intelligent guys stuck between a rock and a hard place. Nowhere for them to go, but continue with the project they have been leading.
The film is always very interesting and engaging, focusing on the aspects from a very peculiar standpoint, mostly from the perspective of the characters talking on the phone, instead of direct confrontational dialogue, which was a relief from the average thriller.
The way it was written allowed a lot of inclusion of humor. Although not too inventive at parts, the comedic relief was present somewhere in the mix.
I think what desperately needed to be …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/25/2012
One of the best factual conspiracy press related films regarding a scandal related to the Watergate scandal. Engaging from start to finish because of it's method of presenting the story, it's politics and ability of the press to present the truth. A fairly new reporter Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and seasoned reporter Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) were assigned by their superior Ben Bradlee (Jason Robards) to cover and gather more information about the connection of the burglars to E. Howard Hunt, a former employee of the CIA, and President Richard Nixon's Special Counsel Charles Colson. Illegal fund raising were tackled including several personel involved in the Whitehouse. One of the best lines: Woodward - "I just don't get it; a CREEP secretary being scared, that's one thing. …
Andrew - wrote on 05/08/2012
All the President's Men is great illustration of how investigative journalism works. Its two leads, Robert Redford (Bob Woodward) and Dustin Hoffman (Carl Bernstein) slowly unravel the paper trail of abuses occurring under the Nixon Administration. The great lengths that the administration goes to to cover up the initial burglary and then all of its fallout is astonishing. This film does a great job in showing how many people knew of the administrations various abuses, but declined to speak out because of the possibility of reprisals. In the end, the Watergate scandal was and is still one of the most sickening abuses of power ever committed by the Office of the President of the United States and the film is very effective in showing this.
The acting in the film is very good. …
Yojimbo - wrote on 01/22/2012
Based on the investigation by two Washington Post reporters that uncovered the Watergate scandal and toppled Richard Nixon's presidency, All The President's Men is an insight into the events surrounding probably THE most important event concerning modern American democracy. Redford and Hoffman make an extremely likeable pairing and it's really interesting to see the nuts and bolts of the puzzle falling into place to reveal the larger picture. Because it's the true life story of the reporting process, the film is basically just a series of interviews and phone conversations and so can seem a little dry, especially considering its 2+ hour length but anyone interested in politics will be fascinated. Unfortunately, given the choice between a story involving the fundamental subversion of …