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Nixon Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
February 13, 2001
Nixon far overstays its welcome with an increasingly tedious final hour devoted largely to slogging through the minutiae of Watergate.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
As wayward and self-regarding as its subject, the film long overstays its welcome.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Stone sempre foi prolixo, é verdade... mas desta vez ele foi longe demais: é melhor ficar calado quando não se tem nada de interessante para dizer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 28, 2008
It's clear that Stone hates Nixon with a capital H.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The problem here isn't accuracy. It's absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Real life, if it's real Nixon, is more dramatic than an Oliver Stone movie.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 11, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
April 29, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Joshua Tanzer
March 18, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 30, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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John Hartl
January 1, 2000
There's no compelling structure or viewpoint to hold the picture together.
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
The president's tale is convoluted as it is, and doesn't need the assistance of Stone's dizzying mix of film stocks, camera angles and jump cuts, or his non-Euclidean plot flow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Emily White
January 1, 2000
Stone's no Shakespeare, and neither are his screenwriters.
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Lyall Bush
January 1, 2000
I never felt that I was seeing the darkness reaching out to the darkness as Nixon was once described.
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Lapses in tone give the film a schizophrenic quality.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
_"Can you imagine what this man would have been had he ever been loved?"
Full Review| Original Score: B+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Thoughts of Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear come to mind; here, again, is a ruler destroyed by his fatal flaws. There's something almost majestic about the process: As Nixon goes down in this film, there is no gloating, but a watery sigh, as of a great ship
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Factual or not, there's no denying that Nixon has moments when it is nothing short of compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
James Rocchi
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
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