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All The President's Men

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8 /10
Average Rating
8.84 /10
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
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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