Killing Reagan

2016

Killing Reagan (2016)

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A dramatized look at the 1980 presidential election and the events that led to the assassination attempt made on Ronald Regan by John Hinckley Jr.

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Tim Matheson
as Ronald Reagan
Cynthia Nixon
as Nancy Reagan

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Someday there will be an engrossing cinematic portrait of Reagan that explores the man's faults and merits with equal measure. Killing Reagan is not that film.

Oct 17, 2016 | Full Review…

It's an adequate made-for-television movie and the use of actual footage from the months covered by the film make it more realistic.

May 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Tim Matheson captures the essence of the Reagan persona - a born performer whose public and private selves were so in sync, perhaps even happily, that they became indistinguishable.

Oct 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Director Rod Lurie does a masterful job of serving the story and the emotions without sentimentality.

Oct 17, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Director Rod Lurie plays it down the middle, though he has a tough time replicating Washington in Atlanta, where the whole thing was shot.

Oct 17, 2016 | Full Review…

The best moments are the quiet little conversations between Ron and Nancy. Matheson and Nixon are convincing as a close couple united by true love as well as common goals and ambitions.

Oct 14, 2016 | Full Review…

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