All the President's Men Reviews

March 31, 2016
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.
July 22, 2015
While there's an undoubted fascination in all this, after a couple of hours it begins to wear thin.
July 22, 2015
The opening of the film, with Woodward (Robert Redford) and Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) first stumbling over the story, is involving and sometimes exciting, but from then on it degenerates into confusion and repetition.
July 21, 2015
Political commentators seem to feel that this All the President's Men will have a far-reaching political impact this year. I'd be more inclined to believe it if the film affected a provocative emotional tone. Pakula is just too cool under the collar.
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.
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.
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.
October 23, 2004
It provides the most observant study of working journalists we're ever likely to see in a feature film.
May 20, 2003
A spellbinding detective story.