Written January 07, 2009
excellent portrayal and piece of history - langella deserves an oscar at the very least for an amazing full dimensional and empathetic portrayal of the man, Nixon
Written December 20, 2008
For anyone not around during the 70"s this is a must see. The acting (especially Langella) is terrific. I actually started to see Nixon, not Langella. Although the "crime" pales by today's standards, the study of the presidency is a worthy subject.
Written January 11, 2009
I was a fantastic movie. Its wasn enlightening, thoughtful and well made. Frank Langella was totally believable as Nixon. I learned more about the two main characters than what I already knew.
Written January 05, 2009
Having lived through those turbulent times of Watergate, I was prepared to witness a complete attack on the character who was Richard Nixon. Instead I found the movie to portray the fallen, broken man in almost sympathetic tones. The performances were very good and the movie's pace was fine. There were some metaphors that were elementary, to which Nixon would have cringed, however, all in all the movie was insightful and entertaining. I took my 14yr old son to see it and he enjoyed the way history came to life for this man at his most vulnerable time.
Written January 15, 2009
I tend to be very critical of films, but this one was absolutely riveting. Everything worked -- strong characters, gripping drama, unexpected humor, terrific acting, memorable dialogue. The one minor false note was Pat Nixon's character -- she had just a tiny role with a forgettable, redundant line of dialogue.
Otherwise, a must-see.