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Watergate (2019)




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From Academy Award (R) -winning director Charles Ferguson, comes the full story of the conspiracy led by President Richard Nixon and his White House staff and how they were brought to justice. New interviews with journalists, senior Nixon administration officials, members of congress, and prosecutors - combined with archival footage and newly sourced information from the Nixon White House tapes - will bring a fresh perspective on the complex Watergate case.


Douglas Hodge
as Richard Nixon
John Hopkins (V)
as H. R. “Bob” Haldeman
Mark Dexter
as John Dean
Elliot Levey
as Henry Kissinger
Will Keen
as John Ehrlichman
Bob Woodward
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Watergate

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

It's only that most of the material gathered here is rehashed and revelation-less, while the parts that don't feel familiar - such as recurring reenactments starring character actor Douglas Hodge as Tricky Dick - come off as just-this-side-of-silly.

June 13, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Ferguson's "Watergate" in fact is a marvel of obsession, full of endless details...and enough footage to swamp even the wonkiest of Watergate junkies.

February 18, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

One long - very long - run-on sentence that throws in a mass of details about the crisis but doesn't shape it in a way that makes sense of the information or gives us a reason to care.

February 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Charles Ferguson's riveting four-hour documentary picks over Nixon's squalid and pointless burglary - and the lessons still to be learned.

February 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A detailed history lesson of ethical and moral violations that come with a cautionary message.

January 31, 2021 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The sordid tale is a deftly structured true-crime saga, with writer-director Charles Ferguson narrating.

July 31, 2019 | Full Review…

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