Enjoyed this movie & recommend viewing
This movie is both good and bad at the same time. Fascinating from an historical perspective but, even armed with a decent knowledge of the event surrounding Watergate, it is difficult at time to follow exactly what is going on. A viewer without any background knowledge would be lost.
The other problem is the sense that it conveys that these two were somehow the only ones with any hint of a scandal which was just not the case.
Overall it left this historical scholar just a little disappointed.
A little slow, and at times confusing, but fairly typical for the time in which it was made. Younger viewers like myself will like it for all of the familiar themes, plot points and shots that we have seen parodied or homaged in countless other films and TV shows.
Absolutely great film. I knew nothing about the Watergate scandal so I had the combined pleasure of actually learning something during the viewing. Brilliant performances from even the smaller players, and it's the performances that matter in this particular film because it is very heavy on dialogue, wrong casting could have very well destroyed its chances. Direction is worth mentioning too, very sharp. The film really makes you feel just as "hungry" as "Woodstein" as they chase leads and face rejection at every turn. Highly recommended.
Interesting dialogue but a little too slow.
It's slow to get going... then suddenly it's over. I expected more given the topic.
A brilliant depiction of the proudest moment in American journalistic history. I believe this film portrays all that is good about American society. When the media can bring the truth to the people and ultimately bring down the most powerful man in the country, you know democracy really works. For its time the film is done in almost documentary style, very unhollywood, and all the more powerful for that. It is very dense subject matter, but well explained and has a tension that enthralls you. Redford and Hoffman are always good and never better than here. The film is rich with great American character actors and it moves along at a cracking pace. Watch it and be in awe of the bravery of Woodward and Bernstein and the Washington Post.
A low key, but fascinating account of how the Watergate scandal shook the foundations of Washington from the point of view of the reporters involved. Great performances from Redford and Hoffman - one for the film buffs.