Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Liam Neeson is Mark Felt, the man who helped uncover the Watergate scandal, in this spy thriller set in early '70s Washington D.C..

"It is 1972. After nearly 40 years in office, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover has died. Despite obvious qualifications and decades of dedication, Special Agent Mark Felt (Neeson) is not appointed as Hoover’s successor. The snub is indicative of forces outside the Bureau conspiring against its independence. Felt is named Associate Director, yet Nixon’s White House keeps Felt and his colleagues on an ever-tightening leash — especially with regards to a mysterious break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s Watergate headquarters. Seeing no other recourse, Felt begins leaking information to Washington Post writer Bob Woodward, placing himself in danger and changing the course of history." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2017Rating: M, Offensive language103 minsUSA
ThrillerTrue Story & Biography
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Variety

Variety

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What might, theoretically, have been "All the President's Men" told from a reverse angle feels more like a prosaically engrossing TV-movie that whets your appetite for a more definitive treatment of the subject.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Even for die-hard Watergate nerds, the movie can be a tough slog.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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The worst thing, though, is that there's already a masterpiece of a film telling this story from the other side, Alan J Pakula's All The President's Men.

2.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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Liam Neeson is quietly devastating in a sluggish biopic of Watergate's Deep Throat that is eerily relevant if you wonder if they'll be a modern-day Felt to bring down the White House.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A moody, unpersuasive history lesson that promises, but never delivers, the juice and urgency of an insider's account.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The solid ticking-clock biopic should perform respectably among serious-minded moviegoers, but lacks the oomph of a must-see.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

press

Mark Felt the movie just never rises to the level of its own story.

0
Variety

Variety

press

What might, theoretically, have been "All the President's Men" told from a reverse angle feels more like a prosaically engrossing TV-movie that whets your appetite for a more definitive treatment of the subject.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Even for die-hard Watergate nerds, the movie can be a tough slog.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The worst thing, though, is that there's already a masterpiece of a film telling this story from the other side, Alan J Pakula's All The President's Men.

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Liam Neeson is quietly devastating in a sluggish biopic of Watergate's Deep Throat that is eerily relevant if you wonder if they'll be a modern-day Felt to bring down the White House.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A moody, unpersuasive history lesson that promises, but never delivers, the juice and urgency of an insider's account.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The solid ticking-clock biopic should perform respectably among serious-minded moviegoers, but lacks the oomph of a must-see.

0
Associated Press

Associated Press

press

Mark Felt the movie just never rises to the level of its own story.

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