“The Report” tells a fascinating story about what it takes to discover and articulate the truth. Over the years, many political thrillers have helped us learn what it takes for truth to prevail. Here are seven of my favorites.
“All the President’s Men” (1977) recreates a chapter in history when a nation’s embarrassment over the behavior of its president almost toppled an institution. The film dares to treat this familiar narrative as a thriller even though we know the ending. This solid core of truth gives director Alan J. Pakula the creative freedom for conjecture. Because we know the verdict, we can speculate about the accusation; since we have the answers we can savor the questions.