All the President's Men

  • Film
  • Drama
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Inevitably softened by hints of self-congratulation concerning the success of Woodward and Bernstein's uncovering of the Watergate affair, Pakula's film is nevertheless 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. Pakula's visual set-ups are often extraordinary, contrasting the light of the Washington Post newsroom with the shadows in which hides star informant Deep Throat, and dramatically engulfing Hoffman and Redford in monumental buildings to stress the enormity of their task.

Release details

Duration: 138 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alan J Pakula
Screenwriter: William Goldman
Cast: Jason Robards
Hal Holbrook
Jane Alexander
Jack Warden
Martin Balsam
Dustin Hoffman
Robert Redford
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