Serviceable film that features a strong turn by Liam Neeson but feels like a missed opportunity for something far more poignant and timely. The film's script is lost by trying to incorporate a familial story (Diane Lane wasted here with a part mostly left on the editing room floor) and by trying to put in a subplot about Felt's own abuse of power in dealing with groups like 'The Weather Underground'.
0 shapeless, without rythm, any notion on framing, worst than a tv serie episode. It’s wonderful that the american cinema is thinking about their past and trying to fight their actual president who have the same resembles with Nixon, still it looks to me that Spielberg or this film couldn’t do what Pakula did brilliantly in “All Men’s President”.
The pace is slowwww. Neeson does a good job, though the dialogue contains plenty of clunkers and cliches. Apt parallel for our times with stress on independence of FBI despite Nixon's wishes. Seems like nothing compared with Trump's overreaches. The gloss over Felt's later conviction for overstep of authority with Weathermen surveillance might have made a good "gray area" story if fully explored. Dull role for Lane.