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3,168 Ratings

All the President's Men

Directed by Alan J. Pakula
United States, 1976


Award-winning docudrama about the investigation conducted by two Washington Post reporters that led to the infamous Watergate scandal which resulted in U.S. President Richard Nixon’s resignation.

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All the President's Men Directed by Alan J. Pakula

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1977 | 4 wins including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1977 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1976 | 4 wins including: Best Film

BAFTA Awards

1977 | 10 nominations including: Best Film

Directors Guild of America

1977 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Critics reviews

Pakula constructs a web of dizzying shots that interfere not just with one another but even, crucially in the deeply moving final image, with themselves, producing dialectical frissons that, while horrifying Vertov with their fictionality, encompass more than almost any other filmmaker I can think of the ideal cinema he imagined. Spaces in Pakula’s hands turn ghastly, haunted. Performances fight each other for dominance—notably Hoffmann and Redford…
December 16, 2016
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Pakula uses a sort of Shakespearean construction of deep drama alternating with comic moments to keep the audience on a rollercoaster of tension and release, an effective strategy for a story whose momentous outcome was known years before.
July 11, 2016
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