Written December 31, 2008
I felt the movie was a great intellectual as well as historical work giving pract ically an ubiased view of former President Nixon and those seeking to interview him; it also gives insights into Nixon's charachter as well as the charachter of Journalists trying to nail him down on Watergate and controversial foreign policy matters. I definitely recommend this film to students of history and Journalism.
Written February 05, 2009
Tension filled and extremely well acted, this is a must see for those of us who lived through the Nixon resignation and trauma. This film was far better than I expected.
Written July 23, 2010
This movie feels "just right" for what it is. The acting is excellent, the moralizing is left out, and we are free to sympathize with both of the main characters. The movie is tight and absorbing, and effectively involves us in an interesting moment in time. The interplay, emerging parallels, and resulting sympathy between the two characters is fascinating.
Written December 17, 2008
Ron Howard and crew did a good job with this flick, but Hollywood's agenda shines through yet again. I find the timing of the release to be interesting as it comes on the eve of an outgoing administration. At a press conference, one of Ron Howard's cronies told the press that there were a lot of parallels between the movie and the outgoing administration, which was accepted as common knowledge with the press group and the movie makers. Really??? We have documented proof that Richard Nixon engaged in illicit activities and an elaborate cover-up (the tapes provided that). Whereas, we have no evidence of this with the Bush administration. That is not to say that it will not be revealed in the months to come; however, I always thought that you were innocent until proven guilty in this country. My only desire is that Hollywood would remove some of the bias when making a movie about a period of our history that many people will not fact check but accept as an historical account.
Written January 04, 2009
Frank Langella as Nixon did an wonderful job. A movie worth seeing.