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The Assassination of Richard Nixon Reviews

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January 20, 2005
Despite Penn's evocative portrayal of the desperate Bicke, you can figure out from the first five minutes exactly where the film is going.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2004
Well-shot (by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki) and well-acted but the narrative is just skin and bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 30, 2004
Penn and the historical context will generate some interest, but the film's ultimate reception is likely to be as chilly as the month in which it receives its theatrical release (December 2004).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 21, 2005
The plodding story, which in studying its character's defeated mediocrity, begins to take that aspect on itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 28, 2004
The primary problem with "The Assassination of Richard Nixon" comes in its attempts to make drama out of a minor man's minor stab at infamy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 27, 2004
hampered by its unimaginative resemblance to Taxi Driver
| Original Score: 3/5
January 21, 2005
The movie really misses something by ignoring poor Officer Ramsburg, and also the other cop who intervened. I could see how that movie would work: It could cross-cut dynamically between the mentally ill man and the two officers.
June 1, 2004
Fails to stir much involvement or sympathy.
December 30, 2004
Because there's no discernible point to this film about one man's plan to 'incinerate Dick Nixon,' it has only craft and technique to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 18, 2009
Debut writer/director Neils Mueller (co-writer on "Tadpole") stitches together an ambiguous meditation on the pervasive affects of government corruption during the Nixon Administration that led a Baltimore man to attempt to kill the President by hijacking
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 6, 2005
The film struggles with its attempt to define just who Bicke really is in the months prior to his "attack," and comes up with nothing more than a cipher.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 3, 2004
A bitter pill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 28, 2004
Tedious, bleak, bizarre curiosity detailing the frustrations of a despicable, homicidal sociopath
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 31, 2004
[E]nds up feeling like a bizarre apologetic for a man who refused to take any responsibility for himself...
December 30, 2004
There's little here to make his movie truly dramatic, or even different from those that have gone before.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 30, 2004
Even if audiences can get by the tasteless shock title, it's tough to figure who will ever watch this movie -- even when it's on cable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 13, 2005
Maybe Mueller, who wrote Tadpole and has been nursing this project for five years, wasn't quite ready to direct it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 20, 2005
Has neither the freaky electricity of Taxi Driver nor the gloomy resonance of Death of a Salesman.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 20, 2005
The problem is, Assassination just makes you think of other, better films that have tackled similar subjects.
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