The reason I a writing this review is the reaction and reviews by a certain segment of reviewers. This really is a fine movie. Great acting, good if predictable plot - predictable because we all know the ending via history. It is intense. Very relevant and timely with the current situation with the FBI. I suspect that some people with a narrow political point of view have skewed the ratings because of the personal issues with the content. This movie clearly shows the flaws that some people in our government get involved with when they get into positions of power.
Watched in a second time and like the movie even more.
Agree that the story isn't quite all together. Don't they read the script beforehand or just change it as there is no really logical timeline and drunk camera work as too many scenes where the camera shakes so much that it makes you "car sick."
Love Liam, just wish they could have done the movie like the story - justice.
One The Critics Got Wrong
Liam Neeson rarely disappoints and he doesn't here. I find the reviews by these four critics pretentious whilel the film isn't. It is the stuff of real life and that is why it is compelling. The script is well-made and the acting is excellent. I was a journalism student during the 70s when Watergate was going on and so the film spoke to me. I saw it at the theater and plan on watching it again. It is especially current with the Russian investigation in progress. It is also full of intrique. If you don't like reading newspapers, you probably won't like the film. If you think that films are supposed to meet the standard that critics appear to insist on, then too you will probably not like this movie. I have noticved the public likes it much more than critics. It say to them, let the film set its own standard. Liam Neeson shines in the film. I have for years been interested in the Deep Throat story. I think it is vastly more interesing that the Trump story. But there is much there, too.
Haters gonna hate
I don’t normally write reviews but had to chime in due to low ratings reported in Rotten Tomatoes. I thought the movie was great. Acting -solid, story - very intriguing, star power -outstanding. One review actually went so far as to bash film because of Liam Nelson’s accent; which is an absurd argument. Film a 3.5-4 stars but gave 5 to counterbalance the haters.