Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this classic drama based on the true story of the reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal has some tense moments, strong language (including "s--t" and "f--k"), smoking, and drinking. Kids may need some historical context in order to understand the story's complex characters and situations, but those who stick with it will take away positive messages about persistence and dedication to the truth.
Some tense moments.
Not constant, but several uses of "f--k," "s--t," "bastard," and other words.
The movie has strong messages about persistence, hard work, and dealing with the consqeuences of your mistakes -- as well as not being afraid to question authority. On the other hand, the government is portrayed as being riddled with conspiracies and double-crosses.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Some drinking, and a fair bit of smoking (accurate for the era).