MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE – Rated PG-13 – 1 hr. 43 mins.

Mark Felt

MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE – Rated PG-13 –      1 hr. 43 mins

Starring Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Josh Lucas, Tony Goldwyn, Kate Walsh and Noah Wyle 

Steeped in the history of our great nation ~ we meet Deputy Associate Director of the FBI, Mark Felt (Liam Neeson), hoping to secure the Director position of the FBI, after the untimely death of J. Edgar Hoover.

Being stepped over and replaced by one of Nixon’s Administration on the inside, Felt is less than happy with this new arrangement within his Bureau

When Felt and his agents Charlie Bates (Josh Lucas), and Ed Miler (Tony Goldwyn) start uncovering misdealings within the CIA, and the Whitehouse Administration it seems, Felt is torn between his own conscience, his loyalty to the Bureau, and the facts that he and his boys keep uncovering…

Left with no other choice than to disclose his findings to someone, Felt reaches out to Bob Woodward at the Washington Post, with this his factual information. Felt is dubbed with the secret pseudonym Deep Throat, as Woodward shares Felt’s disclosure with fellow journalist, Carl Bernstein, thus keeping their informants identity secret…

As Woodward and Bernstein open the lid on Felt’s findings of the Nixon Administrations involvement in Watergate, their source Deep Throat, remains untouchable…as he lives out his life without recourse, until it is revealed he is the informant who took down the White House, some 11 years after Richard Nixon’s death…

I give MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE a rating of WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD, NETFLIX or STREAMING!

Even though it was fabulous to see Liam Neeson back on the big screen, I was hoping he wouldn’t be setting out to save a daughter along the way, but surprisingly, that too is a subtext of this film. Seeing the inner turmoil within the FBI and CIA of this country back in the 70’s was enjoyable to view…as exposure to the inner workings of our government has always fascinated me since I experienced the exceptional performances of Newman and Hoffman, and the material divulged regarding the Watergate Scandal in ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN. But sadly, even with its seasoned cast and in-depth storyline, this film just doesn’t hit the mark (no pun intended) on touching the before mentioned, Oscar nominated film. Intriguing as it was that Felt could keep his identity hidden for so many years, the essence of this particular film doesn’t evoke much of anything else along the way, causing me to suggest that you wait and catch this particular film in the comfort of your own home when it releases on DVD or NETFLIX!

Kathy Kaiser