Written December 17, 2008
Frost/Nixon does everything right. Awesome performances? Check. Strong basis in reality? Check. Good, steady pace? Check. Characters you sympathize with and root for/against? Check. But it's just missing something. There's no spark. All the ingredients come together to make a good movie that's missing something that would make it great. Is that the music? Is that the editing? I don't know, I'd have to see it again. But I enjoyed, just wasn't overly impressed with, the film.
Written January 16, 2009
Okay movie ....
Written January 26, 2009
If you are interested in politics and corruption, you will like this movie. I did get a little bored.
The acting is good. Frank Langella seemed a little over the top, but so did Nixon.
Written December 29, 2008
Frost/Nixon is a must-see film, not only for the historical perspective, but the outstanding performances of Langella and Sheen. Frank Langella's portrayal of Richard Nixon is striking on several levels. While he doesn't resemble Nixon physically, he has mastered the mannerisms and speeh patterns perfectly. I have never felt any pity for Nixon, but this film comes very close to making one feel for the man. I suspect that is the quality of Langella's performance, rather than any feeling for Nixon, the person, although the film gives one a new perspective on the events and the emotions of the participants. One of the most striking and disarming moments comes in the final meeting of Frost and Nixon after the interviews have been completed; the scene is like looking into the soul of Nixon. Sheen and Bacon were equally compelling, but the film belongs to Frank Langella.
Written January 18, 2009
I was impressed with how well the film kept me interested from beginning to end. My expectations for this were low so the outcome was very nice. I really liked how Ron Howard was able to make something as dull as an entrance to an interview so riveting and exciting. Throughout the whole length of the interview sequences, I found myself in a state of suspense (Hans Zimmer also contributes to this with his great score). Although it seems to be a strange portrayal, I saw Richard Nixon as an evil villain and David Frost as a superhero. although the film has about as much physical action as a dead bug, it is mental action packed. The entire time you wonder if David Frost will actually bring Nixon down (especially after their first interview). You learn the shifty ways of Richard Nixon and how he could take any negative subject against him and turn it into a nice little anecdote about some guy he met once at a golf course (hypothetically speaking). I was impress with how good this movie was