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Oliver Stone, the most outspokenly political American filmmaker of the 1980s and '90s, directs this epic-length biography of Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the U.S., who was re-elected by a landslide in 1972, only to resign in disgrace two years later. Taking a non-linear approach, Nixon jumps back and forth between many different periods and events, from Nixon's strict upbringing at the hands of his Quaker mother, through the many peaks and valleys of his political career, to his downfall
Dec 22, 1995 Wide
Jun 15, 1999
Buena Vista Pictures
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Richard M. Nixon
E. Howard Hunt
J. Edger Hoover
Tony Lo Bianco
Richard M. Nixon at 12
Young Pat Nixon
G. Gordon Liddy
David Barry Gray
Richard M. Nixon at 19
John Bedford Lloyd
John C. McGinley
Man in newsreel
James Pickens Jr.
David Hyde Pierce
Lawyer At Party
Ronald Von Klaussen
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Floor Manager #1
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Secret Service Agent #2
As wayward and self-regarding as its subject, the film long overstays its welcome.
What it finally adds up to is a huge mixed bag of waxworks and daring, a film that is furiously ambitious even when it goes flat, and startling even when it settles for eerie, movie-of-the-week mimicry.
Without question, Nixon dwarfs everything in the American cinema since Schindler's List.
Nixon far overstays its welcome with an increasingly tedious final hour devoted largely to slogging through the minutiae of Watergate.
Nixon starts, like a horror movie, on a dark and stormy night, with the president prowling around a room of the White House like Dracula in his lair.
Thoughts of Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear come to mind; here, again, is a ruler destroyed by his fatal flaws. There's something almost majestic about the process: As Nixon goes down in this film, there is no gloating, but a watery sigh, as of a great ship
You could say that Nixon is Oliver Stone's Citizen Kane, and not necessarily mean it as praise.
The filmmaker's deftness at evoking theme and sentiment through editorial montages within individual dramatic scenes reaches an apotheosis here.
A convincing blend of Shakespearean tragedy and Citizen Kane, Nixon paints the thirty-seventh President of the United States as a uniquely American tragic hero...[Blu-Ray]
Some of Nixon's scenes are standouts, but it's Hopkins' crazy rants that you won't forget.
The combination of Oliver Stone and Richard Nixon, two paranoids from opposite ends of the political spectrum, is a match made in cinematic heaven.
For all its unwieldy temporal scope and narrowness of perspective, Nixon is an amazingly graceful beast, flawed yet invigorating, packed with enough material that will fascinate and irk moviegoers of all stripes for quite a time to come.
Audience Reviews for Nixon
- Richard M. Nixon: Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
- Richard M. Nixon: People look at you and they see who they want to be. They look at me and they see what they are.
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