All The President’s Men

Alan J Pakula (1976)

Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards Rated 15 Run time 138 mins


Winner of Best Art Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Sound and Supporting Actor at the 49th Academy Awards

This Oscar-winning thriller about the Watergate burglary is one of the best movies ever made about American politics. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman star as the two Washington Post reporters (Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein) whose stubborn digging ultimately brings down President Nixon. It’s a textbook procedural in how journalists break a story collecting small pieces of the puzzle until the big picture starts to emerge. Full of gripping suspense (even though the outcome is never in doubt) and still topical 40 years later.

93% – Rotten Tomatoes
8/10 – IMDB

“A taut, solidly acted paean to the benefits of a free press and the dangers of unchecked power, made all the more effective by its origins in real-life events.”

“All the President’s Men is a quintessential American movie: It does a lot of things well and makes it all look simple. It works on several levels.”

All the President’s Men: Hoffman and Redford fight the powers that be – The Guardian