• R, 2 hr. 3 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Ron Howard
    In Theaters:
    Dec 5, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 21, 2009
  • Universal Pictures

Critic Review - New York Magazine/Vulture

Frost/Nixon is unsatisfying even if, like me, you're a lifelong aficionado of Nixon-bashing.

December 1, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture | Comment (1)
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Leauregard

M Twomey

This is not a movie review, but an attempt to impress people with the reviewer's knowledge of the history. I would have much preferred an article about the historic interview vs. what's presented in the movie. But this reviewer's priority seemed to be about kicking the dead Nixon horse, and seeing Nixon as a demon-horned caricature, instead of a flawed human being.

I saw the movie a few hours ago, and thought it was tremendous.

I'm 40, and I don't know how old Mr. Eldelstein is, but while I'm familiar with
the quote "When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal," I did not know it was from Frost's interview. I didn't know of Frost's interview before this film. So Mr. Edelstein might reconsider what's common knowledge among his readership, as he ages.

Does the movie humanize Nixon? No, he was human. Does it show he was a bad president? Yes, and the great drama is in seeing Nixon admit as much.

But if, perchance, the reviewer thought what the film is presenting is a lie, he should have the balls to say so.

Jan 25 - 02:24 AM

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