Nixon Reviews

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Dense psychodrama of much-disliked U.S. president.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 20, 2009
You could say that Nixon is Oliver Stone's Citizen Kane, and not necessarily mean it as praise.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 27, 2008
The filmmaker's deftness at evoking theme and sentiment through editorial montages within individual dramatic scenes reaches an apotheosis here.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 28, 2008
It's clear that Stone hates Nixon with a capital H.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 20, 2008
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
August 19, 2008
Some of Nixon's scenes are standouts, but it's Hopkins' crazy rants that you won't forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Noller
Slant Magazine
August 19, 2008
A staggering work of empathy for Stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
As wayward and self-regarding as its subject, the film long overstays its welcome.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 23, 2006
The combination of Oliver Stone and Richard Nixon, two paranoids from opposite ends of the political spectrum, is a match made in cinematic heaven.
| Original Score: 10/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 8, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 5, 2004
A riveting tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
November 7, 2004
A hulking tyrannosaur of a movie, lusty and fierce, crashing around for all the world to see, majestic in its size and scope though it's also an instant anachronism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Moira Sullivan
FilmFestivals.com
April 24, 2003
The film could have worked. There was Hopkins and Allen to make it work. But maybe the curse of Nixon had a whammy effect.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
The maverick director has outdone himself with a visually stunning, sweeping epic of the life of one of this country's most enigmatic political figures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Hopkins doesn't try to look like or resemble Nixon, but he does wind up embodying him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
November 1, 2002
Hopkin's strangely effective imitation conveys a real sense of tragedy to this most infamous U.S. President.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
_"Can you imagine what this man would have been had he ever been loved?"
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Stone meshes together flashbacks, newsreels, black&white and color as well as different types of film, therefore creating a very complex piece. He turns Nixon's life into a real modern tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Riveting drama about a power-hungry politician brought down by guilt and paranoia.
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