Nixon Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
As wayward and self-regarding as its subject, the film long overstays its welcome.
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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
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
February 16, 2001
Without question, Nixon dwarfs everything in the American cinema since Schindler's List.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
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.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 13, 2001
Nixon far overstays its welcome with an increasingly tedious final hour devoted largely to slogging through the minutiae of Watergate.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Factual or not, there's no denying that Nixon has moments when it is nothing short of compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
There's no compelling structure or viewpoint to hold the picture together.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The problem here isn't accuracy. It's absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Thoughtful, well-researched and carefully modulated, the film also marks director Oliver Stone's coming of age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You will not be bored.
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
The picture is a case study.
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Casting Anthony Hopkins was a stroke of unexpected genius.
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Emily White
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Stone's no Shakespeare, and neither are his screenwriters.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Joan Allen goes beyond her chilling physical resemblance to Pat Nixon toward serious Oscar worthiness.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Lyall Bush
Film.com
January 1, 2000
I never felt that I was seeing the darkness reaching out to the darkness as Nixon was once described.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Real life, if it's real Nixon, is more dramatic than an Oliver Stone movie.
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Entertainment Weekly
December 22, 1995
It's overwhelming to see the many sides of Richard Nixon brought together with this kind of epic force. More than just biography, Nixon is a dizzying and cathartic spectacle -- a free fall through 50 years of American political imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: A