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The Assassination of Richard Nixon Reviews

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Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

The movie shows how executive audacity can move the average Joe to become frighteningly less ordinary.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 11, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Sean Penn brings this obscure failure back to life in a vivid portrayal of a madman in the making, a madman who had a date with a gun and history.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

February 11, 2005
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

It's clear that writer-director Niels Mueller has some delusions about making the next Taxi Driver, but nothing here has the sheer visceral impact of that film.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

February 11, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A performance (de Sean Penn) neste filme mais um exemplo de sua genialidade.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 5/5

February 10, 2005
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

Sam Bicke ... is the role Penn was born to play -- if only because it's different than any others he's ever done -- and makes the film the triumph it is.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Eerie in the sense that it reveals an assassination plan peculiarly similar to the attacks carried out by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

February 7, 2005
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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It's not just Nixon's shadow that hangs like a cloud over Assassination, it's the shadow of the bummerific era of American movies his regime spawned.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

February 4, 2005
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

Penn's work is so selfless, so clean and free of anything familiar in his other work, that you sit there astonished, absorbed, held to the last frame.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 4, 2005
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The idea that assassins are products of their times is intriguing, but The Assassination of Richard Nixon is betrayed by its ambitions and pretensions.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 4, 2005
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Bicke's name is a nod to Travis Bickle, but with his creepy mustache and discount-rack suit, Bicke more closely resembles a later Scorsese-De Niro lunatic, Rupert Pupkin...

| Original Score: 3.5/4

February 3, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

With apologies to Arthur Miller, Mueller's thoughtful drama might be advertised as Death of a Furniture Salesman

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

January 28, 2005
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Lingers clammily in the back of your head ... A long, slow, downward plummet that's honestly tough to watch.

Full Review Source: The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

January 26, 2005
David Barton
Sacramento Bee

The polemical nature of the film undermines any possibility of satire, as the posturing grows more ludicrous by the scene.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 2/4

January 21, 2005
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

Is there an working actor anywhere more on top of his game than Sean Penn?

Full Review Source: Oregonian

January 21, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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A well-made if relatively uninvolved character study with nothing noteworthy to say.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

January 21, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Assassination is an odd little movie. It's exceptionally well-done but doesn't attain the levels of meaning for which it seems to be striving.

| Original Score: C+

January 21, 2005
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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The always remarkable Penn infuses Sam Bicke with more originality than the plot allowed. Mueller took a real-life incident now lost in the history books and re-created a sympathetic back story for Bicke.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

January 21, 2005
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Here's a case of a great performance in a movie so disturbing you get queasy watching it.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

January 21, 2005
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A complex, haunting and emotionally perceptive portrait of a man's fall from grace, one painful and incremental inch at a time.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

January 21, 2005
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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By the time Bicke crosses the line from passive sad sack to murderer, The Assassination of Richard Nixon has made an eloquent case for explaining the seemingly unexplainable. But the movie doesn't make you care.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 21, 2005
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