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All the President's Men
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on December 20, 2001
While this movie is about Watergate, what really gives it strength is its portrayal of life in a newsroom.
Here is where the news is made, here is where it is decided what we read and what we don't.
All in all, it was a very good movie meant for historians, conspiracy theorists and budding journalists alike!!!
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on December 11, 2001
A great movie, but tough for anyone familiar with the book it came from, or the actual events both were base on, to watch because it skims over huge hunks of material.
Still, it is a mostly accurate portrayal of the events that brought Nixon's reign to an end and really put the Post on the journalistic map.
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on December 10, 2002
This movie has it all. The media, what really goes on? Things have changed since then in ways that were never even imagined! Check it out to experience the thrill and adventure as Redford and Hoffman take you on an incredible journey behind the scenes.
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on August 29, 2014
I was so happy I ordered this movie.I got in a timely fashion.The price was great! I had taped it years ago from tv but the VHS tape
disintigrated into nothing.Thank heaven for DVD'S. Betty
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on January 22, 2014
Another great movie gets a great blu ray treatment with a blu book. The transfer is flawless and the book itself is very well done. Highly recommended!!
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on February 5, 2012
This is an excellent movie for those who like to think. The story is spell-binding, the acting is admirable. And...no one can run like Robert Redford.
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on January 1, 2015
A true classic, never get tired of watching it....love the cast of actors....absolutely TIMELESS 1111
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on May 8, 2004
Should one pursue truth at whatever cost? This is essentially what this movie is about if we divorce it from the reality it is meant to represent. At what price should one stop one's pursuit and accept the world as it appears to be? Thankfully, Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) and Woodword (Robert Redford), or Woodstein as they were 'affectionately' called by their superior, did not put a price on truth, and in their search brought down the highest power in America. This is a great testimony of the power of the media to affect and even change society.
If, like me, you are not completely familiar with the Watergate scandal then watching this movie would be a great way to familiarize yourself with some of the facts. We follow Woodword and Bernstein as they get on the trail of something bigger than anyone expected. Unfortunately, the adrenalin that must have been pumping through both men as they followed leads and made discoveries does not come through in this movie. Most of the time is spent trying not to miss the conversations or squinting to see what is written on the little pieces of paper scattered about.
Some reviewers have called it an American classic and the consensus is that this movie deserves a five star rating. Although I would in most cases agree with the majority opinion I have to dissent here and these are three of my reasons.
Firstly, although the acting was great, there is that missing element of suspense and excitement. Secondly, toward the end, some of the information is presented to the viewer through a typewriter with very small print which makes it quite difficult to read. I should have used subtitles I guess, but this shouldn't have been necessary for a movie in English. Lastly, the extras on the DVD should have at least included a documentary type piece to supplement the movie; instead of assuming that everyone knows all there is to know about Watergate. You may argue that this is just quibbling for its own sake, but to give it 5 stars would be lying to you. That being said, if you can put up with some of the 'faults' that I have listed and have an interest in politics or journalism, then I would recommend this movie to you.
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on September 4, 2014
Took a few days to get to my home in Southern Ontario. Good movie too.
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on July 28, 2015
grat movie if you love political thrillers. 2 great actors.
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