Frost/Nixon Synopsis
David Frost holds a historic interview with Richard Nixon three years after Watergate.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Morgan finds the right elements of action and character through which to make history leap off the page.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Frank Langella and Michael Sheen do not attempt to mimic their characters, but to embody them.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's hard to imagine how a film built around one-on-one interviews could be entertaining, but Frost/Nixon could not be more enthralling.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Surges with an energy and visual verve that improve the play and enhance the themes of dramatist Peter Morgan's script.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What Ron Howard gets, to a degree that's astonishing in a two-hour film, is the density and complexity, as well as the generous...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director Ron Howard has turned Peter Morgan's stage success into a grabber of a movie laced with tension, stinging wit and potent human...
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By Bob Mondello
A case is being made here that it wasn't really Frost who did Nixon in: It was Nixon's old nemesis, the TV camera.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Frost/Nixon is not the epic gladiatorial face-off, the ricocheting verbal shoot-out that writer Morgan and filmmaker Howard imagined.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Less a political movie than a boxing film without the gloves.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Despite a moving, canny incarnation of the man by Frank Langella, despite a slickly entertaining coffee-table production as only Ron Howard...
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Must See

By clazaro76
The movie was very well done. It showed Nixon in a very human light, and there are definitely parallels to the current president. My favorite line was "When the president does it, it is not...


By LynCon
This film is a must for any person interested in polotics. Sheen and Langella both have the characters down pat. Their personal and professional dueling brought back memories of the original...

“FROST / NIXON" – A reminder we need to hold politicians immediately ACCOUNTABLE

By jimchudnow
“I let down the American people.” That’s a seminal line spoken in Howard's film which recalls how British entertainer David Frost got just-resigned President RICHARD NIXON to appear in a series of...


By Jnkbond
Its definitely worth seeing, well acted, and highly entertaining. Historicallly acurate with depth and detail....


By jujubeep
Great acting, BUT, and a BIG BUT!!!! Typical Liberal crap. Always trying to rewrite history. They tried to blame the Vietnam War on Nixon. It started with JFK and was escalated by LBJ. They didn't...

TrickyDick admitted misdeeds, Because, he is the president! - No. 9 worst US President

By BillyNYC
It is a "MUST SEE" - ONLY IF YOU WERE PART OF THE NIXON ERA (like i was). Other than that it is a "GO SEE". * Because, he claimed, the president can break the law. * Frost was a lightweight --...

Excellent Movie

This movie is so well done I can't believe it. Ron Howard did a great job. Frank Langella truly should get best actor in my book. For those of us who remember that period in history, the movie ran...


By SSpielberg52
Ron Howard has created a great film. His character development is excellent, and he is able to generate suspense in a movie about a television interview. The acting is very good, and the portrayal of...

Slow But Satisfying

By elendinel
The first half of the movie feels like a filler; it details the process Frost goes through to set up the interviews, and makes the audience wait impatiently for the powerful exchange between Frost...

The fresh smell of award season

By This fans fa you
You can smell it in the air, sometimes you get a nice scent and then there's an awkward scent. Some say its the smell of bad movies nominated bringing the awkard scent; then again its a smell people...

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Rated R | For some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Talky, play-based political drama sheds light on history.
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