Who was Deep Throat? Based on Mark Felt’s autobiography, this historical thriller tells the story of a man whose courage and integrity led to the most infamous scandal in US politics.
It is 1972, and after nearly 40 years in office, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover has died. Despite obvious qualifications and decades of dedication, Special Agent Mark Felt (Liam Neeson) is not appointed as his successor. The snub is indicative of forces outside the Bureau conspiring against its independence. As 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 – Felt begins leaking information to Washington Post writer Bob Woodward. This forceful indictment of the abuses of power reminds us to remain always vigilant, to never take democracy for granted, and to cherish our heroes – even those hidden from view.
(USA / 2017 / Directed by Peter Landesman)
PG-13 / 1 hr 43 mins.