All the President’s Men

Some ingenious direction by Alan J. Pakula and scripting by William Goldman remove much of the inherent dramatic lethargy in any story of reporters running down a story.

With:
Dustin Hoffman Robert Redford Jack Warden Martin Balsam Hal Holbrook Jason Robards

Some ingenious direction by Alan J. Pakula and scripting by William Goldman remove much of the inherent dramatic lethargy in any story of reporters running down a story.

Thus, All the President’s Men, from the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein book about their experiences uncovering the Watergate coverup for The Washington Post, emerges close to being an American Z. Robert Redford and especially Dustin Hoffman excel in their starring roles.

Besides the stars, many of the featured players contribute mightily. As Deep Throat, the official who assisted the reporters in filtering out the facts, Hal Holbrook is outstanding; this actor, herein in near-total shadow, is as compelling as he is in virtually every role played.

Jason Robards, as Post exec editor Ben Bradlee, provides an excellent characterization, backed up strongly by Jack Warden and Martin Balsam as senior editors.

1976: Best Supp. Actor (Jason Robards), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction, Sound.

Nominations: Best Picture, Director, Supp. Actress (Jane Alexander), Editing

All the President's Men

Production: Wildwood/Warner. Director Alan J. Pakula; Producer Walter Coblenz; Writer William Goldman; Camera Gordon Willis Editor Robert L. Wolfe; Music David Shire Art George Jenkins

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1976. Running time: 138 MIN.

With: Dustin Hoffman Robert Redford Jack Warden Martin Balsam Hal Holbrook Jason Robards

More Film

  • 'Calibre' Review: A Terrific, Intensely Terrifying

    Edinburgh Film Review: 'Calibre'

    Some ingenious direction by Alan J. Pakula and scripting by William Goldman remove much of the inherent dramatic lethargy in any story of reporters running down a story. Thus, All the President’s Men, from the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein book about their experiences uncovering the Watergate coverup for The Washington Post, emerges close to […]

  • CHRIS PRATT stars as Owen in

    Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

    Some ingenious direction by Alan J. Pakula and scripting by William Goldman remove much of the inherent dramatic lethargy in any story of reporters running down a story. Thus, All the President’s Men, from the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein book about their experiences uncovering the Watergate coverup for The Washington Post, emerges close to […]

  • Leung Chiu-wai

    Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)

    Some ingenious direction by Alan J. Pakula and scripting by William Goldman remove much of the inherent dramatic lethargy in any story of reporters running down a story. Thus, All the President’s Men, from the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein book about their experiences uncovering the Watergate coverup for The Washington Post, emerges close to […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    ‘Jurassic World’ Holds off ‘Incredibles 2’ in China

    Some ingenious direction by Alan J. Pakula and scripting by William Goldman remove much of the inherent dramatic lethargy in any story of reporters running down a story. Thus, All the President’s Men, from the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein book about their experiences uncovering the Watergate coverup for The Washington Post, emerges close to […]

  • shanghai skyline China Placeholder

    Regulators Keep Chinese Film Industry in Suspense

    Some ingenious direction by Alan J. Pakula and scripting by William Goldman remove much of the inherent dramatic lethargy in any story of reporters running down a story. Thus, All the President’s Men, from the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein book about their experiences uncovering the Watergate coverup for The Washington Post, emerges close to […]

  • Matt Damon Boston Marathon documentary

    Matt Damon-Christian Bale's Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Set for Summer 2019

    Some ingenious direction by Alan J. Pakula and scripting by William Goldman remove much of the inherent dramatic lethargy in any story of reporters running down a story. Thus, All the President’s Men, from the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein book about their experiences uncovering the Watergate coverup for The Washington Post, emerges close to […]

  • Shia LaBeouf Toronto Film Festival

    Film News Roundup: Shia LaBeouf to Star in David Ayer's Thriller 'Tax Collector'

    Some ingenious direction by Alan J. Pakula and scripting by William Goldman remove much of the inherent dramatic lethargy in any story of reporters running down a story. Thus, All the President’s Men, from the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein book about their experiences uncovering the Watergate coverup for The Washington Post, emerges close to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content