Nixon Synopsis
Feelings of inferiority haunt the 37th president (Anthony Hopkins) .
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
It's a superb, thoughtful drama that doesn't claim to be a documentary and shouldn't be judged as such. [22 Dec 1995, p.B]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It takes on the resonance of classic tragedy. Tragedy requires the fall of a hero, and one of the achievements of Nixon is to show that...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's huge, brilliant, dark and cathartic, with a towering and complex performance by Anthony Hopkins that humanizes Nixon more than Nixon...
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75

Rolling Stone

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It's gripping psychodrama -- just don't confuse Nixon with history. The revelation that comes with unbiased research remains a Stone's...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
This three-hour opus, bearing only the eponymous title of Nixon, is an intriguing ramble through the social psychology of man and country...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
In this motion picture, Oliver Stone presents his vision of the forces that drove and motivated the late President. And, factual or not,...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Since Mr. Stone is a prisoner of his penchant for pop-psychologizing on a cosmic scale, his movie has the astounding effect of absolving...
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63

TV Guide

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A lurching, addlebrained biopic that lacks even the crackpot energy of JFK, Oliver Stone's Nixon struggles to invest its nakedly venal...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Oliver Stone's Nixon humanizes a reviled but respected subject for over three hours - dynamically at times, but finally so solemnly that it...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There's not a single moment here in which Nixon is admirable, decisive or appealing. Nixon doesn't work as a drama, but with a little push...
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Rated R | For language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Dense psychodrama of much-disliked U.S. president.
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