Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

(2017)

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

"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)Hide

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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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review