All the President's Men

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Superb Woodward and Bernstein Watergate story.

PG 1976 139 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 3+

amazing to take a nap

this is the best movie if you want to sleep through the entire thing. It is extremely boring and half the movie is pitch black. The only good line in the movie is " if you f--k up again I'm going to be really mad." otherwise this movie is a snooze fest.

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age 12+

A great film about one of the most important events in our nation's history

All The President's Men is a film from 1976 is an amazing film, it tells the story of Bob Woodward, and Carl Bernstein who went through all the trials, and all the hard work, to bring the truth of what happened during Watergate. The acting from Redford and Hoffman is incredibly good, they both bring the two characters to life, and show us how hard they had to work to bring us the truth. Despite the PG rating, there is some heavy swearing, including the f word, and tons of smoking from Hoffman's character. The film was originally R rated for the strong language, but re-rated PG when they saw the historical significance. If you watch this film with your child, it would be good to watch as a family, so you can answer questions about the Watergate Conspiracy, and explain why the use of cuss words enhances the film's performance. I recommend the film for ages 12 and up, as the theme could be difficult to understand for anyone younger.

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