Elvis & Nixon

2016, Comedy, 1h 26m

156 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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Elvis & Nixon may not do much to expand on its absurdly iconic photographic source material, but it's rarely less than engaging thanks to its talented starring duo. Read critic reviews

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In December 1970, rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) travels to the White House to request a meeting with President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey).

Cast & Crew

Tracy Letts
John Finlator
Ashley Benson
Margaret (Ticket Agent)
Ahna O'Reilly
Mary Anne Peterson
Ritchie Montgomery
Grady (Airport Security)
Danny McCarthy
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Jeff Caperton
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Joey Sagal
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Hanala Sagal
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Cary Elwes
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Johnny Mac
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David Hansen
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Laura Rister
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Robert Ogden Barnum
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Lisa Wolofsky
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Ali Jazayeri
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Amy Rodrigue
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Michael Benaroya
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Byron Wetzel
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Michael Shannon
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Jason A. Micallef
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Kevin Tent
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Jerry Schilling
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  • Jul 20, 2017
    It's hard to say how much of this meeting is actually based on facts, and how much is fantasy. The two historical figures are not exactly portrayed very flatteringly, but is fun to see two acting giants like Spacey and Shannon meet. Their conversation is pretty quirky, just like the entire film, but not exactly laugh-out-loud-funny. That makes for an entertaining tale but not an entirely memorable one.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2017
    Even if it doesn't have that much to offer apart from being an amusing curiosity about an iconic moment immortalized in a photograph, the film is super funny and fun to watch, with great dialogue and two priceless performances by Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2016
    Quirky and fun, Elvis & Nixon is a lighthearted indie comedy about the surprisingly true story behind one of the most famous photographs in the National Archives. On the eve of Christmas 1970 the King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis Presley, makes a surprise visit to the White House hoping to get a meeting with President Richard Nixon; who reluctantly takes the meeting and finds that Elvis is quite different than he had expected. Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey both give excellent performances and do a great job with the dry humor. But the writing's a little weak; as the plot's a bit thin and doesn't go into much depth. And the directing is fairly pedestrian, not really bringing a lot of energy to the film. Yet the strong performances are able to elevate the material and make Elvis & Nixon incredibly interesting and quite entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2016
    Michael Shannon is superb as Elvis in this. Exceedingly well done, with great music and the superb Kevin Spacey too.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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