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Nixon Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 26, 2006
As wayward and self-regarding as its subject, the film long overstays its welcome.
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
February 16, 2001
Without question, Nixon dwarfs everything in the American cinema since Schindler's List.
February 13, 2001
Nixon starts, like a horror movie, on a dark and stormy night, with the president prowling around a room of the White House like Dracula in his lair.
February 13, 2001
Nixon far overstays its welcome with an increasingly tedious final hour devoted largely to slogging through the minutiae of Watergate.
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
January 1, 2000
There's no compelling structure or viewpoint to hold the picture together.
January 1, 2000
The problem here isn't accuracy. It's absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
January 1, 2000
Thoughtful, well-researched and carefully modulated, the film also marks director Oliver Stone's coming of age.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
You will not be bored.
January 1, 2000
The picture is a case study.
January 1, 2000
Casting Anthony Hopkins was a stroke of unexpected genius.
January 1, 2000
Stone's no Shakespeare, and neither are his screenwriters.
January 1, 2000
Joan Allen goes beyond her chilling physical resemblance to Pat Nixon toward serious Oscar worthiness.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
I never felt that I was seeing the darkness reaching out to the darkness as Nixon was once described.
January 1, 2000
Real life, if it's real Nixon, is more dramatic than an Oliver Stone movie.
December 22, 1995
It's overwhelming to see the many sides of Richard Nixon brought together with this kind of epic force. More than just biography, Nixon is a dizzying and cathartic spectacle -- a free fall through 50 years of American political imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: A