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Our Nixon Reviews

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David Hinckley
New York Daily News
August 1, 2013
It just feels redundant. Perhaps little or nothing on the home movies lent itself to a richer portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 29, 2013
Our Nixon shows that while the stooges were good at scheming (up until Watergate, at least) they sucked as filmmakers.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
August 29, 2013
A far too neutral retelling of a subject on which there are seemingly no neutral opinions
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Katie Walsh
The Playlist
June 18, 2013
While Our Nixon is not trying to exonerate or prove anything other than what has already happened, it is trying to understand this other side of the Nixon administration...but one of a complicated man...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Dorothy Rabinowitz
Wall Street Journal
July 26, 2013
This highly personal view of the Nixon years is, for obvious reasons, a sad and wrenching one-a film that is nonetheless filled with spirit, humor and a bountiful sense of irony.
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine
March 17, 2013
The videos fail in their promise of revealing intimate moments, but the doc highlights how close Nixon, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and Chapin were in other ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
August 29, 2013
The results are akin to seeing the Nixon presidency through the eyes of his top aides; it's as much a portrait of innocence lost as a behind-closed-doors exposť.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
September 5, 2013
As fascinating as this peek into daily life at the Nixon White House is, the real power of Our Nixon is its poignant insight into how the impeachable situation unfolded within the president's inner circle.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
August 30, 2013
[S]hows the precise moment when new image technology would alter power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kirk Honeycutt
June 20, 2013
There are those among Nixon antagonists who can never get enough of Watergate lore so this film is definitely for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 6
Robert Levin
September 3, 2013
A riveting portrait of a man in full.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Barsanti
Film Racket
August 29, 2013
...inexplicably fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 1, 2013
The retrieved home movie footage creates a lambent prism through which the '70s seem like a simpler time. It also makes Our Nixon a uniquely dynamic time capsule.
Kam Williams
Baret News
February 16, 2014
Trick Dick and Watergate revisited via lost tapes.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
July 31, 2013
A brisk, eye-opening documentary about the Nixon White House, this triumph of editing is composed of homemovies, accompanied by later TV interviews and priceless audio from the secret tapes, making it a must-see for anyone interested in Americana.
Kent Turner
March 26, 2013
An insular time capsule, and a somewhat snarky tweak, of the country's most complicated president.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 30, 2013
Mundane movies of events like the president's daughter's wedding and his groundbreaking trip to China are juxtaposed with Nixon's rants about his enemies and the "homosexuals" he believed were leading the US into decline.
| Original Score: 3/4
Michael Atkinson
In These Times
April 12, 2016
Born from a miracle of found footage, the documentary Our Nixon provides an inside portrait of the 20th century's most scandalous presidential administration.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
July 15, 2013
A collection of home movies so pathetic and shocking that the viewer cannot help but feel at least temporary sympathy for Richard M. Nixon.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Alessandra Stanley
New York Times
August 1, 2013
After two hours, Nixon remains a riveting enigma.
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