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

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Frost/Nixon Reviews

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Will Leitch

As a historical document, it's a bit of a crock, and an overinflation of a relatively minor event. But as entertainment, it's cotton candy.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: B

June 22, 2013
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Langella completely drives this film and he's amazing.

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 8/10

September 26, 2012
Nick Rogers

David Frost wasn't Richard Nixon's foe so much as that camera's red light, which Ron Howard films as futuristic, robotic and destructive from Nixon's vantage point. What audiences deduce from one shot can imprint how an entire era is interpreted.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 24, 2010

The sparring, the research, the failed strategies, and the returns for more elicit an image of boxing more than anything else; while "two men in shorts punch each other until one cannot continue" is also dry on paper, in practice it is much more visceral

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 15, 2009
Fernando F. Croce

Howard can't, as someone mentions in the film, distinguish between a performer and a journalist

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 26, 2009
Blake French


Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

August 2, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Entertaining and provocative...a satisfying intellectual bout. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 25, 2009
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... Plays like an epic tragedy and is nothing short of riveting.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 4/4

May 15, 2009
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Clearly the work of a mature filmmaker, one with the patience and self confidence to make a smart film whose success is largely in the hands of its talented cast.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 83/100

April 22, 2009
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick

Peter Morgan's play about the behind-the-scenes research, negotiation and fundraising that produced the Frost-Nixon interviews may not sound like natural-born movie material...But the talk is choice, and the film... is mesmerizing.

Full Review Source: Miss FlickChick

March 2, 2009
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

The history lesson is a nice bonus, but it's the art and the acting that give the film its power and resonance.

Full Review Source: Sean the Movie Guy | Original Score: 3/4

March 1, 2009
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

The director of Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind serves up a merely pleasing, vaguely edifying tale of penitence and redemption, or something like that.

Full Review Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

February 18, 2009
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Estupendo cine sobre periodismo y política, que logra fascinar con sus entretelones de una entrevista crucial que es presentada casi como si fuera una pelea de boxeo.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2009
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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Nixon is infinitely more complex than George W. Bush, which is probably why this one slice of his life is more intriguing than "W," which covers decades.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 8, 2009
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Even though we know the outcome, once again the magic works for Ron Howard and a fine cast of actors.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: A

February 5, 2009
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Frost/Nixon provides an enjoyable history lesson for some and triggers memories of a tumultuous period in American history for others.

Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly | Original Score: 3/4

February 5, 2009
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Ron Howard has the benefit of being able to structure the film's entire second act around close-ups, which allows his two fine leading actors to convey the smallest details of emotional turmoil

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 4, 2009
Rob Gonsalves

Langella, of course, warrants the attention paid.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 3, 2009
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Brisk and intense, with Howard and company rising to the challenge of recreating the infamous 1977 television interview David Frost scored with disgraced former U.S. president, Richard M. Nixon.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: A

February 2, 2009
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

When the movie version of Frost/Nixon was being cast, Frank Langella might well have been bypassed. Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty were mentioned, but Langella survived and got the role. On screen Langella nails -- or fangs -- Nixon. Langella does not m

Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 4.0/5

February 1, 2009
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