Frost/Nixon Reviews

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October 28, 2014
In its glib and reductionist way, it works like a charm. Or better yet, like television. Which, finally, is a compliment.
October 28, 2014
You never feel like you're watching a play on film: The way Morgan has opened up the proceedings in his screenplay feels organic under the direction of Ron Howard, who has crafted his finest film yet, and one of the year's best.
February 8, 2009
Nixon is infinitely more complex than George W. Bush, which is probably why this one slice of his life is more intriguing than "W," which covers decades.
January 23, 2009
The outcome isn't half as conflicted as you might imagine, though it's hard to argue that Howard brings anything new to Morgan's play.
December 25, 2008
Plays often lose their energy when adapted for the screen. But even on the stage, Frost/Nixon had a cinematic dynamism, and Howard has only enhanced that quality.
December 25, 2008
All this makes for great entertainment on the big screen, though the real legacy of the Nixon interviews is more vexing than Morgan would have us understand.
July 7, 2019
A smart, crackling political drama marked by excellent performances and a finely tuned screenplay.
December 12, 2018
Mr. Langella wisely decided not to impersonate the iconic president exactly, but he has captured Mr. Nixon perfectly nonetheless.
October 10, 2018
Without a supremely nuanced performance from Langella, it would be easy for the Nixon Howard and Morgan offer to fall once again into vaudeville villainy.
August 29, 2018
This is a splendid film that's genuinely fascinating and gripping, and you don't get many of those for the pound these days.
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