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Nixon Reviews

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Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Dense psychodrama of much-disliked U.S. president.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 20, 2009
You could say that Nixon is Oliver Stone's Citizen Kane, and not necessarily mean it as praise.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
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-
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
Christopher Null
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
Matt Noller
Slant Magazine
August 19, 2008
A staggering work of empathy for Stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
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
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
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
Michael Dequina
December 5, 2004
A riveting tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
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-
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 16, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
November 13, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
June 29, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Moira Sullivan
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
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