All the President's Men

All the President's Men

DVD - 2006
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True story of the Watergate break-in that led to the political scandal of the decade.

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Dec 12, 2016

I thought the film offered a very interesting commentary on how much investigation, journalism and research has changed since it's 1976 release. A great movie!

Vincent T Lombardo Oct 22, 2015

Outstanding political thriller which shows the painstaking process of investigative journalism. Everything is wonderful, especially the screenplay and the cast. Even though you know how the movie will end before you start watching, the film still keeps you on the edge of your seat! One of my favorite movies. I have seen it several times.

harrybrowne Apr 21, 2015

"True" story? Not even close. A bunch of bull that people believe to this day. The Washington Post is - and always has been - a puppet for the powers that be in DC (same for the NYT). That's why we have a Fifth Estate...to monitor the Fourth Estate, which is supposed to be monitoring government but is a willing accomplice in the corruption. There never was a "Deep Throat" and Nixon never ordered the break-in at the Watergate. And Nixon never did anything different from presidents before or since. Kennedy and Bush were worse than Nixon ever was. Amazing how you can sucker the American people into believing anything, then and still.

dgr Aug 05, 2013

This is a good movie, a classic, pairing Redford and Hoffman in a perfect "odd couple" partnership and dealing with real world issues.

I watch the movie every so often but this time I got the edition with the 2nd disc and extra features.

The best part(s) of these features for me was when Redford acknowledged that he thought that the book and his film had set American media back on the right track but that he had been naive to believe that. He'd been quite the preservationist and do-gooder in his day but he has seemed to accept that you can slow things down or right a wrong but you can't fight entropy. The wisdom of years, I guess.

The other thing was the interview by Dinah Shore with Jason Robards. If I'd seen the interview as a kid, I'd probably have bought it but, as an adult, she seemed unprepared, babbling and possibly mildly high. I had to turn it off as she seemed like she was supplying generic superlatives and not really relating to Robards at all. Kind of irritating and embarassing.

Dustin Hoffman was entertaining and acknowledged how they were doing something fantastic and didn't even realize it, how things can be great even in what seem to be the worst of times.

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dgr Aug 07, 2013

"When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow."

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