All the President's Men Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
This superb film has long been acknowledged as a classic political thriller, but watching it in today's climate, at a point when a timid and ineffectual media is par for the course, also reveals its increasingly significant value as a time capsule piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert Hatch
The Nation
February 12, 2013
The effect of All the President's Men is not to make Watergate more real but to make it more remote.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 9, 2012
The world is beyond saving, it says. It's one of the last great films of its era that has anyone who thinks it deserves saving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
February 13, 2012
As smart and cautionary now as it was in the '70s.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 9, 2011
A finer political film you will not find. It should be declared a national treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
February 17, 2011
The movie is a victory lap for American journalism -- the triumphant flip side to Network's self-loathing take on the media.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Superb Woodward and Bernstein Watergate story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
All the Presidents Men is a thinking man's political thriller featuring two crusading journalists working their story, consistently following clues and interviewing various sources (and would be sources) in their quest for the truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 8, 2009
It really couldn't be better made in any respect. The cinematography, sound, editing, acting - all of them are effectively flawless.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Variety Staff
August 22, 2008
Hal Holbrook is outstanding; this actor, herein in near-total shadow, is as compelling as he is in virtually every role played.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 22, 2008
Features a host of fine character portrayals and a compelling climax that compensates for its length.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sam Jordison
August 22, 2008
A triumph of serious Hollywood filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
November 26, 2007
Além de contribuir como registro histórico e reflexão sobre a mídia e a ética, é, também, um magnífico exemplar do melhor do Cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 27, 2007
Alan Pakula's chronicle of the Washington Post Vs. the Watergate scandal is not only a poignant statement about the role of the press in the 1970s, but one of the most successful political movies in American history, both artistically and commercially.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Remarkably intelligent, working both as an effective thriller (even though we know the outcome of their investigations) and as a virtually abstract charting of the dark corridors of corruption and power.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 7, 2006
...not only a thoroughly gripping, real-life political thriller, it's darned good filmmaking, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 25, 2005
A classic. More important now than it was 20 years ago.
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
May 31, 2005
A classic and factual American detective tale in need of remake now that Deep Throat is known. Maybe Adam Sandler could star?
| Original Score: 5/5
Tony Medley
May 24, 2005
A terrific entertainment
| Original Score: 5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
April 22, 2005
Still the best movie ever made about journalism
| Original Score: 5/5
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