Killing Reagan

2016

Killing Reagan

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63%

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68%

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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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Cast

Tim Matheson
as Ronald Reagan
Cynthia Nixon
as Nancy Reagan

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Critic Reviews for Killing Reagan

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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