Frost/Nixon Reviews

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Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
October 28, 2014
Michael Sheen and Frank Langella are captivating as David Frost and Richard Nixon, subjects of one of the more monumental interviews in television history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
October 28, 2014
What matters is the clash of the titans that took place over 12 days of interviews and the award-calibre performances from Sheen and especially Langella make the final confrontation edge-of-the-seat cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Serba
MLive.com
October 28, 2014
Credit Frank Langella, playing the disgraced ex-President, and Michael Sheen, as the British celebrity interviewer, for giving credible performances despite Howard's seeming attempt to give the film a sheen of phoniness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 28, 2014
When Frost/Nixon centers on these two men, the fireworks are considerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)
October 28, 2014
Frost/Nixon does manage to provide an engaging view, suspenseful even to those of us who remember how things ended up.
Armond White
New York Press
October 28, 2014
It takes a nincompoop like Howard to imagine depth in this silliness.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2014
Who would have thought in a year of epic hero/villain pairings, a British talk show host and a disgraced American president would have provided the most riveting?
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
As a historical document, it's a bit of a crock, and an overinflation of a relatively minor event.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 | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
September 26, 2012
Langella completely drives this film and he's amazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 24, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 15, 2009
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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
September 8, 2009
Howard is such a gifted filmmaker he makes it all seem effortless easily coaxing two equally superb performances from Langella and Sheen. Frost/Nixon is a first class achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
Howard can't, as someone mentions in the film, distinguish between a performer and a journalist
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 25, 2009
Entertaining and provocative...a satisfying intellectual bout. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
May 15, 2009
... Plays like an epic tragedy and is nothing short of riveting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Unlike the gargoyle I remember, Langella's Nixon exudes a seductive charm and vulnerability. He's the film's chief virtue, and its biggest flaw.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
April 22, 2009
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 | Original Score: 83/100
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
March 2, 2009
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.
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
March 1, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
February 18, 2009
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.
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