Written January 21, 2009
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 and ex-president Nixon. After the first hour or so, though, we finally see the interview process, and this is easily the best and most memorable part of the movie. All the acting is superb and engaging, and uncharacteristic of many films with Nixon, while we are still reminded of how far he erred from morality and correctness, we see a side of him that one can almost sympathize with. As a result, the movie made me wonder whether this is supposed to act as a parallel to the Bush administration, and if so, what the director hopes the audience feels as they watch this movie. Good movie for those interested in history or politics; if you couldn't care less about Nixon, not even the excitement of the last interview is going to captivate you.
Written December 27, 2008
liked it . subject well handled even though it was not obvious material .
Written February 03, 2009
This was one of the most satisfying movie experiences I have ever had. The editing was superb. The writing crisp, and the acting phenomenal.
Written February 03, 2009
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 cope with. This movie: Frost/ Nixon has a smell i can agree with that touched my endorphins the right way. I was sitting amongst a lot of older people, possibly middle aged, possibly experiencing this same interview right in their own living roomin 1977. I enjoyed watching Frank Langella portraying Richard Nixon, hands down the best character in the movie. He was shifty, intimidating and very casual to give off an innocent look. David Frost along with his "crack team" brought an interesting aspect, laying their careers on the line to do 12 interviews that might not be successful. We can't forget Nixon's loyal bodyguard (kevin Bacon) who would bend over backwards for him. The movie shows that the trith will set you free; and who says theres anything wring with retiring. good movie
Written February 09, 2009
Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon is the political movie of the year with Langella and Sheen giving accurate and intense performances. Kevin Bacon is equally exceptional in his supporting role. The movie is formatted like a documentary with each of the actors, years after the interviews, reliving their opinions and feelings on how everything unfolded as it did in the 70s. The "no holds barred" interviews were an all out war between Nixon and Frost. Frost, underestimating his opponent, was the underdog from day one. They both knew that only one man would "survive" the interviews and after an hour and twenty minutes of Frost failing miserably the tables start to turn in his favor. Overall enjoyable movie. (B-)