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Nixon Reviews

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December 15, 2010
Dense psychodrama of much-disliked U.S. president.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2009
You could say that Nixon is Oliver Stone's Citizen Kane, and not necessarily mean it as praise.
October 27, 2008
The filmmaker's deftness at evoking theme and sentiment through editorial montages within individual dramatic scenes reaches an apotheosis here.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 28, 2008
It's clear that Stone hates Nixon with a capital H.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 20, 2008
A convincing blend of Shakespearean tragedy and Citizen Kane, Nixon paints the thirty-seventh President of the United States as a uniquely American tragic hero...[Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 19, 2008
Some of Nixon's scenes are standouts, but it's Hopkins' crazy rants that you won't forget.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
August 19, 2008
A staggering work of empathy for Stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 26, 2006
As wayward and self-regarding as its subject, the film long overstays its welcome.
January 23, 2006
The combination of Oliver Stone and Richard Nixon, two paranoids from opposite ends of the political spectrum, is a match made in cinematic heaven.
| Original Score: 10/10
January 8, 2006
For all its unwieldy temporal scope and narrowness of perspective, Nixon is an amazingly graceful beast, flawed yet invigorating, packed with enough material that will fascinate and irk moviegoers of all stripes for quite a time to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 5, 2004
A riveting tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 7, 2004
A hulking tyrannosaur of a movie, lusty and fierce, crashing around for all the world to see, majestic in its size and scope though it's also an instant anachronism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 20, 2003
What it finally adds up to is a huge mixed bag of waxworks and daring, a film that is furiously ambitious even when it goes flat, and startling even when it settles for eerie, movie-of-the-week mimicry.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 24, 2003
The film could have worked. There was Hopkins and Allen to make it work. But maybe the curse of Nixon had a whammy effect.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2003
The maverick director has outdone himself with a visually stunning, sweeping epic of the life of one of this country's most enigmatic political figures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2002
Hopkins doesn't try to look like or resemble Nixon, but he does wind up embodying him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 1, 2002
Hopkin's strangely effective imitation conveys a real sense of tragedy to this most infamous U.S. President.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2002
_"Can you imagine what this man would have been had he ever been loved?"
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B+
September 10, 2002
Stone meshes together flashbacks, newsreels, black&white and color as well as different types of film, therefore creating a very complex piece. He turns Nixon's life into a real modern tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 21, 2002
Riveting drama about a power-hungry politician brought down by guilt and paranoia.
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