All the president’s men (1976)

Directed by Alan J. Pakula

Starring Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman,

I was looking to see this movie for a long time. I stalled it because I am not big on political films. But I finally got around to it. It’s amazing how this movie connects with other films I’ve seen like 2017’s The Post and Heartburn both with Meryl Streep.

The movie focuses on Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. Both were reporters for the Washington Post who were trying to break the story of the Watergate scandal. The scandal that caused Nixon the presidency. The film follows these two reporters as they try to find the truth and how high those involved are.

Just like politics, this film reminds us of how we can’t trust politicians and how they can cover up the things they do. The fact that it is based on true events makes it interesting. I liked the pace of the film and the investigation is intriguing. I like movies that focus on an investigation like the film Spotlight. I’m sure this was added for dramatic purposes, but the suspense at the end as they were trying to prove their story was good.

Of course, a movie like this needs to have a good cast and they sure did. Robert Redford is one of the best actors ever and he gives a great performance and Dustin Hoffman also among the greats delivers a great performance. The supporting cast helps a lot too. Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee was so enjoyable.

I liked the film a lot, although the ending could have been better or tell the audience more of what resulted from their investigation. But besides that, I think it’s a good suspenseful film.

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