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The Assassination of Richard Nixon Reviews

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Cole Smithey
April 18, 2009
Debut writer/director Neils Mueller (co-writer on "Tadpole") stitches together an ambiguous meditation on the pervasive affects of government corruption during the Nixon Administration that led a Baltimore man to attempt to kill the President by hijacking
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 28, 2007
The film manages something quite remarkable, both a compassion for Bicke's wounded sense of life's betrayals, and stark revulsion for the personal logic of his bloody remedy.
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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
December 28, 2005
(...) Niels Mueller (...) conduce el relato con seguridad y tensión creciente hacia el inevitable estallido de violencia final.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 1, 2005
There are good things about the movie, but it finally trips itself up on its two-fisted seriousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 3, 2005
Gets stuck using as its messenger such a wacko.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
April 26, 2005
It's a small and quiet drama, but it's also one that sucks you in quite smoothly. Penn, as always, is fantastic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 25, 2005
This movie provides a lot of food for thought about true believers who don't mind killing people to achieve their goals.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
April 19, 2005
By the close you're convinced that there should have been more to the film than what ended up onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
April 9, 2005
An engaging, thought-provoking drama that is frequently unbearably moving thanks to career best work from Sean Penn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
April 9, 2005
A forgotten chapter of history that exposes truths about the American dream worth remembering.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Joe Utichi
April 2, 2005
One of the most successful attempts to tell the tale of an, ultimately, criminal person without ever forcing us to condone his crimes.
Full Review | Original Score: 93/100
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 30, 2005
It makes for a grim time at the movies, but also a sobering one because it seeks truth, not sensationalism, in ugliness.
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Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
March 11, 2005
Even with three top-flight actors, The Assassination of Richard Nixon never becomes much more than a character study of a footnote in American history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 5, 2005
A case study devoid of empathy, it's Taxi Driver from Cybill Shepherd's point of view.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
March 4, 2005
Penn delivers another of the incisive and riveting performances we've come to expect from one of our greatest actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
March 4, 2005
Penn's challenge was to create a distinct character, especially with the shadow of Travis Bickle looming ... he largely succeeds, although he doesn't achieve De Niro's pathos.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 28, 2005
Penn's agonized performance in this under-the-radar drama is better than his Oscar-winning work in Mystic River.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 25, 2005
You'll believe a worm can kvetch.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Eric D. Snider
February 20, 2005
A starkly ambitious endeavor for such a fellow, and Mueller pulls it off well, if not perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Angela Baldassarre
February 17, 2005
The film should be seen for the performances alone.
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