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All The President's Men


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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.84 /10
 
Starring
Dustin Hoffman , Robert Redford , Jack Warden
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Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Written by: William Goldman from the book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

 
 
 
Released: 1976
   
Genre: THRILLER
BIOPIC
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 138
 
 


 
Journalists (Dustin Hoffman, pictured left, and Robert Redford, right) discover the astonishing truth behind the Watergate break-in.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A riveting thriller of journalistic investigation, all the better for making it clear that the protagonists' motivation was professional, rather than political.

The faint narcissism of the two stars only adds another layer to the characterisation: Bernstein and Woodward were not shrinking violets either.

Alan J. Pakula's direction effectively contrasts the lightness of the newspaper office with the shady nature of Nixonian politics.

Jason Robards turns in an outstanding performance as Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee.


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