The President's Analyst (1967)

The President's Analyst



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Movie Info

In this film, James Coburn plays a analyst whose position makes him privy to delicate government secrets. Thus Coburn becomes a desirable prize for several secret-agent organizations. When Coburn becomes expendable, he finds a pair of strong allies in the form of a political assassin and a gay Soviet spy.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Theodore J. Flicker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 8, 2004
Paramount Pictures


as Dr. Sidney Schaefer

as Don Masters

as Kropotkin

as Nan Butler

as Arlington Hewes

as Old Wrangler

as Old Wrangler

as Snow White

as Ethan Allan Cocket

as Henry Lux

as Dr. Lee Evans

as Wynn Quantrill

as Jeff Quantrill

as Bing Quantrill

as Sullivan

as Puddlian

as Puddlian
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Critic Reviews for The President's Analyst

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (7)

Theodore Flicker's genial exercise in comic paranoia re-emerges, for no apparent reason, a reasonably fit and funny artifact from the age of grooviness.

Full Review… | June 4, 2008
Village Voice
Top Critic

If Philip K. Dick had worked for Mad magazine, he might have come up with The President's Analyst.

Full Review… | January 18, 2008
Top Critic

The President's Analyst is a superior satire on some sacred cows, principally the lightly camouflaged FBI, hippies, psychiatry, liberal and conservative politics -- and the telephone company.

Full Review… | April 2, 2007
Top Critic

Overall it's hilarious stuff, held together by Coburn's tongue-in-cheek performance, one of his best.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Writer and director Theodore Flicker's satire is modern and biting, and there are many fine, subtle touches in the film.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The 60s school of improvisational comedy is beautifully preserved in Theodore J. Flicker's film.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The President's Analyst

This is such a great wacky adventure comedy movie, it's really different too, and I loved the crazy ending. I highly recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

"In every country I've ever gone, people hate the phone company!" -- Russian spy

Very funny and at times silly comedy about what befalls James Coburn once he thinks he's landed a dream job by becoming the President's personal shrink. But it turns out that many factions would be very interested in the secret thoughts of the leader of the free world! Coburn is very loose as the title character who grows increasingly paranoid about his position and becomes the target of an international manhunt. A whole lot of lampooning gets thrown into the mix, from psychiatrists, hippies, gun fanatics, government, bureaucracy, and yes, the phone company.

Doctor Strangeblog

Super Reviewer


zany to the max!!! plot veers all over the place like a drunk driver on a Saturday night....solid cast and a fun romp from start to finish...Coburn's funniest role...a must see

alan jay

Super Reviewer

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