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Although I do not follow politics very closely, I wanted to see this movie. Ron Howard does a great job of pacing the film so that the two hours pass by quite quickly. However, some of the stuff was over my head as I did not know many of the political references to people or events. If you are into politics though, it would likely be even better, as I still found it to be a good film.
|7/10||mich84@ - 124 reviews|
23.11.2010 - age: 26-35
Frost/Nixon barely succeeds at being a competent re-creation of the interviews and the time leading up to them, but most importantly this film has no substance and no insight into anything, which is amazing considering the vast array of issues that could've been delved into. This is a carelessly made hollow shell of a movie whose bland dialogue and hackneyed plot devices cheapen what is thickly dramatic and wholly interesting material. The cast all perform well, although Frank Langella's Nixon, while nuanced very well, is not compelling and never lets us get a glimpse of the feelings of the real man. The exciting last 20 minutes or so of the film somewhat made up for the mediocrity of the first 110, but you can't really give credit for that bit of excitement to the filmmakers because it should go to the real David Frost and his team of researchers for creating those moments in the original interview. But what really [...] me off about Frost/Nixon was it's inclusion at the Academy Awards. This film's nominations in the Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay categories are without a doubt some of the most disappointing decisions in history. Especially considering some of the excellent films that were overlooked in favour of this flavourless cardboard cutout film. This is exactly the kind of movie that film-goers should be condemning. I highly encourage everyone to support original and creative new cinema by passing on the run of the mill Frost/Nixon in favour of a film like Slumdog Millionaire.
|4/10||brendan.prost@ - 9 reviews|
16.4.2009 - age: 18-25
Phenomenal;awesome; finally, a throwback to REAL filmmaking! Not the garbage of today's teen trash. Ron howard is a genius and Frank Langella SHOULD have won the oscar ALONG with Sean Penn for Milk.
|10/10||movieman72@ - first review|
20.3.2009 - age: 50+
It was definitely intriging and well worth your money to see it.
|7/10||caroline.goldin@ - first review|
28.2.2009 - age: 26-35
A film that can really open the eyes of a generation that generally knows little about one of the most controversial figures of the twentieth century. Beautifully depicted by all involved, director Ron Howard is a true cinematic genius.
|9/10||untouchableshockey@ - first review|
27.2.2009 - age: 18-25
This film was dragged on for far too long. It was very boring around the middle of the film and seemed to be a waste of time re-telling a great historical story. I certainly hope it doesn't win best movie of the year at the Academy Awards.
|4/10||benj_a_dwell@ - 2 reviews|
20.2.2009 - age: 26-35
For one to truly enjoy this movie, as I did, one must be familiar with the era and in particular Nixon himself. Langella should get the oscar nod for his performance which was both ruthless politico and sensitive human being.
|8/10||ralphgumdrop@ - 66 reviews|
20.2.2009 - age: 50+
I was very excited to see this film and ended up feeling disapointed. Great acting no doubt but it really put me to sleep.
|5/10||helen_r55@ - 2 reviews|
14.2.2009 - age: 18-25
I definitely recommend this movie. I expected it to be just a boring interview. However, the story, the powerful acting kept my attention throughout.
|9/10||beachandtennis@ - 241 reviews|
13.2.2009 - age: 50+
This movie as we saw a lot of exaggeration going on with a bit of sense of humor which brought not only my attention but to many of them. All the actors did extremely well and put this movie with spirits and made it interesting then to have it boring. Humor puts a little life into a film like this.
|8/10||movieactress2002@ - 154 reviews|
12.2.2009 - age: 50+
Nicely played, but I could not take my attention off the fake wig, way too obvious... Come on Ron you're slipping.
|7/10||indiepool@ - 3 reviews|
10.2.2009 - age: 26-35
Very well made. Great acting, great script. An interesting behind the scenes look at the famous interviews. An excellent recreation.
|8/10||s8811@ - 5 reviews|
5.2.2009 - age: 18-25
Great docu-drama and it is no wonder it's nominated for best picture award! Both Frank Langella and Michael Sheen are excellent in their respective role, but be forewarned, it's not a movie for everyone. It only plays in select theatres because it's a select movie! Yep, it is Oscar material!
|9/10||black.jack@ - 464 reviews|
3.2.2009 - age: 50+
If you were born after 70's , this is a great movie about a US preseident that you never knew about... good acting...
|8/10||cookeydoe44@ - 10 reviews|
3.2.2009 - age: 26-35
As a viewer I was fascinated from beginning to end of this film but then I'm in my 60's and lived through the Nixon years and Watergate and I watched the David Frost show many times although not the interviews with Nixon. In short I brought a lot of personal knowledge and experience to the film. So that may be part of the reason that I was riveted to the big screen. Both lead actors were excellent in their roles as were most of those in minor roles. I totally agree with the nominations of the this film. However if you didn't bring much history to this film, your enjoyment and comprehension would definitely be affected.
|8/10||hajwhitney@ - 54 reviews|
3.2.2009 - age: 50+
This movie is tedious and bland if you don't know the backstory of what Nixon did. The whole movie works up towards the confrontation between Nixon and Frost and the scenes with the actual interviews are amazing. The rest feels like pointless filler. Langella is amazing as Nixon but I thought Michael Sheen did a much better job as Frost. Over all, not one of my favourites.
|5/10||andystimpson@ - 5 reviews|
31.1.2009 - age: 18-25
The acting was outstanding and the movie was never boring. I love this movie.
|9/10||barb@ - 46 reviews|
31.1.2009 - age: 50+
I enjoyed it, but I think it is a movie to watch on tv. I was hoping it would be better than that.
|6/10||sedky@ - 7 reviews|
31.1.2009 - age: 36-49
Frank Langella's performance is over the top. His portrayal of Nixon is stunning in that he looks, acts and speaks like Nixon but, more importantly, he succeeds in demonstrating that Nixon wasn't just a dumb, dishonest politician. Nixon was a very astute and wiley character who could hold his own in intellectual conversations and easily put his detractors back on their heels with his playful banter. Michael Sheen could have done a better job as Frost but all of the other supporting actors were great. This is a good semi-historical fillm. Langella is a strong contender for the Oscar!
|9/10||garyco@ - 8 reviews|
29.1.2009 - age: 50+
I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. Langella was great. Thought he was Nixon by the end of the film. Loved the backstory, but expected much more dialogue between the two protagonists. Frost was played a bit too flaky.
|7/10||bcmurphy53@ - 21 reviews|
28.1.2009 - age: 50+
An excellent movie, the actors were great, I really enjoyed it.
|9/10||mariette.robichaud@ - 286 reviews|
28.1.2009 - age: 50+
Smart film! Frank Langella as Nixon was amazing. This film is a bit of a charater study... and Nixon is such an interesting topic. No needless sex scenes... just an intense two hours.
|10/10||rotoron67@ - 31 reviews|
28.1.2009 - age: 36-49
This is the best movie I have seen in a long time. Frank Langella deserves to win best actor for this. I also believe this should win best picture, and I have seen all the films nominated. However, I would not recommend this for people not interested in politics. Just an amazing film, everything about it is incredible: the acting, directing, lighting, set design, costumes... I highly recommend it.
|10/10||amandawilk@ - 5 reviews|
27.1.2009 - age: 18-25
If a movie has excellent acting, excellent writing, excellent pace, an excellent score, and excellent editing, how can I not rate it 10/10?!!! Ron Howard does it again! I had read somewhere that this movie did not have one unecessary scene. That was quite a bold statement, but it just so happens that I agreen with it. Every scene contributed to the overall enjoyment of the story. Frank Langella simply shines as Richard Nixon. He nails it, and then some. Quite the feat for such a tall man to play a short, slouching head of state! Michael Sheen also shines as David Frost. Other notable superb performances include Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell and Oliver Platt. Howard not only got everyone to deliver top notch performances, but he weaved them all together into a tight and purposeful story. Bravo to everyone involved in the making of Frost/Nixon for this gem! 10/10, a masterpiece, go see it now, without hesitation!
|10/10||rimbaud1972@ - 239 reviews|
26.1.2009 - age: 36-49
This is a really good film that is just being overshadowed by a lot of great films this year.
|7/10||lani7dracl@ - 9 reviews|
17.1.2009 - age: 36-49
I found the trailers more interesting than the film. For the most part, boring.
|4/10||rozzw@ - 85 reviews|
Frank Langella is great, the role of a career for him and I cannot see how he will miss an Oscar nomination. Slow moving but fascinating character development.
|10/10||tyrellclark@ - 36 reviews|
7.1.2009 - age: 50+
Great movie. I expected to only like with Frost but strangely Nixon was as and possibly more sympathetic. Great actors! Can we say Oscar!
|9/10||ivanacarson@ - 64 reviews|
7.1.2009 - age: 36-49
I was not prepared for such a meeting of the minds. These 'two' key characters had my attention throughout. The acting was excellent throughout. A great 'dark' moment in history played out with great gusto thanks to Ron Howard.
|9/10||judgeoscar@ - 25 reviews|
7.1.2009 - age: 50+
Both and Frank Langella and Michael Sheen will most certainly receive nomination for vorious awards. Their portrayals of their respective characters were astonishing. What a wonderful movie! You don't have to have been aware of the Watergate cover-up or even have been born when Nixon was alive to apprectiate have well this tale is told. Bravo!
|9/10||g_egerton@ - 15 reviews|
6.1.2009 - age: 26-35
An extremely human portrayal of both Frost and Nixon. We are so used to seeing Tricky Dicky as the villain we all loved to hate. In spite of this well-deserved view of him, this film offers a much broader spectrum, from Nixon's off-camera likable personality to the deeply personal motives about why he made the choices he did. I wasn't entirely comfortable with Frank Langella cast as Nixon. I felt he laid it on a bit too thick, especially Nixon's way of talking which often seemed a bit caricature-ish. Nixon in real life didn't always speak with so much emotional force, including in the real interviews. But I also see how Langella wanted to show the attitudes, motives and conviction behind Nixon's dispassionate and (infuriatingly) reasonable air. In spite of the sometimes-awkward fit between actor and real-life person, I thought Langella did an amazing job because he showed such a poignant depth and complexity of who Nixon really was, which I found utterly convincing, very moving and riveting. Frost too was shown to be a fallible human who almost dropped the ball. Definitely worth seeing!
|9/10||scorpio_mystique@ - 63 reviews|
5.1.2009 - age: 50+
This movie held my attention from start to finish and delivered some fine acting and directing. Frank Langella shines but there are great performances by Kevin Bacon and Michael Sheenan as well. Well worth seeing. Look for this one at Oscar time.
|9/10||comi2@ - 108 reviews|
4.1.2009 - age: 50+
Excellent movie. Especially for those who are politically inclined.
|9/10||frostnixon@ - first review|
3.1.2009 - age: 18-25
Intriguing from beginning to end. Well acted by all--Frank Langella's performance is a performance of a lifetime--brilliant.
|9/10||pnh@ - 8 reviews|
30.12.2008 - age: 36-49
Interesting movie of a historical event. Acting is very good.
|8/10||gbetsch@ - 2 reviews|
30.12.2008 - age: 36-49
I would rate this somewhere between an eight and a nine. This is the cinematic equivalent of a page turner. Once again, Brian Glazer and Ron Howard have created a masterpiece. One word can be used to describe this and the word is "amazing." If you are as fascinated by American history as I am, then set aside two hours and five minutes to venture to the movies or rent it when it is released on DVD or cable television. I was too young to remember this dark moment in American history but the actor portraying "Tricky Dick" put on such a captivating performance that one can not come away without feeling sorry to some degree (if that is possible) for the man who brought shame to Pennsylvania avenue. Feeling sorry for such a complicated and polarizing figure is easier when looking back through the luxury of the silver screen. If you are undecided about a movie, this is the one to see.
|8/10||ctoffoli@ - 2 reviews|
27.12.2008 - age: 36-49
This movie was excellent! Well made, well acted and well scripted. Also a history lesson in there for those who have little knowledge of what went on during that period of US history. A must see.
|9/10||rp2209@ - 68 reviews|
25.12.2008 - age: 36-49
Great movie... terrific acting by Frank Langella. Not necessarily historic accurate... but a great drama.
|9/10||fjojf@ - first review|
24.12.2008 - age: 18-25
I predict this film will win Oscars for BEST PICTURE, ACTOR & also recieve a nomination for "Supporting Actor" and director. Langella's performance is a tour de force; having won a TONY for Forst/Nixon, he truly deserves the Oscar for his flawless performance of this corrupted politician.
|9/10||fredericwhite@ - 113 reviews|
20.12.2008 - age: 36-49
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A wonderful film that everyone should see not just for the experience but to get a some grasp of the history. I felt that the plot flipped on itself too suddenly making it a little harder to believe than I would have liked. I the pressure on Nixon more exemplified before he reached his climatic decision. Also Frosts defining moment was weak considering it was the moment when he changed from being the intellectually inferior and disconnected character to a worthy opponent of Nixon. His superficial smile didn’t leave him even after all was said and done. I hoped to see him champion himself somewhat and not just Nixon. With that said the overall acting was phenomenal.
|7/10||mehlscorner@ - 13 reviews|
18.12.2008 - age: 26-35
Brilliant performances by Frank Langella and Matthew Macfadyen. Truly great performances. A really really well made movie.
|9/10||sacoca_@ - 653 reviews|
17.12.2008 - age: 26-35
Frank Langela is amazing and worth the 10 rating for me. Apart from that everything else is recorded history and executed very well by Ron Howard.
|10/10||riverdalekid@ - 199 reviews|
16.12.2008 - age: 50+
Another superb effort from Ron Howard. Nicely researched and presented. They painted David Frost as being pretty much a flaky individual at best, but buy the final interview segment... he had Nixon where he wanted. For those who fondly followed and remembered all the wrong doings of the early seventies in his administration, who followed the procedings that eventually led to his resignation... this movie is a must see. Other generations won't have a clue and therefore, should pass on this one.
|9/10||bdalz@ - 20 reviews|
15.12.2008 - age: 50+ - One reply
Lots to say, but simply enjoyable is enough; as good as such films come.
|8/10||maxkmailbox-2@ - 10 reviews|
14.12.2008 - age: 26-35
Good movie, worth seeing. Great performance by the Nixon character. Kevin Bacon adds to his six degrees of separation too.
|7/10||holden_courage@ - 18 reviews|
14.12.2008 - age: 36-49
A great film, flawless acting, Frank Langella as Nixon was oscar material.
|9/10||ryaninsk@ - 14 reviews|
14.12.2008 - age: 26-35
I thought I knew all there was no know about Watergate, and here is this little gem of a movie, with such amazing, detailed and subtle performances that I found the whole thing compelling, fun, insightful. Go.
|10/10||irblock@ - first review|
14.12.2008 - age: 50+
Great movie!! Didn't know much about the story about the President Nixon, very glad that I took the time to go see the movie.
|8/10||marie.eve@ - first review|
13.12.2008 - age: 26-35
Superb! A true masterpiece! Frank Langella is outstanding as the rest of the actors, tension and a good climax, intense, a real ron howard film.
|10/10||spartan1041@ - 5 reviews|
12.12.2008 - age: 36-49
Riveting performances by Michael Sheehan and Frank Langella as the protagonists. Many of us will remember the profound sense of relief, residual national trauma and numbness that accompanied Nixon's resignation. This film treatment is quite theatrical, a result of its origin as a play, and Ron Howard does not intrude, despite what some critics claim. But more time spent on the interplay between the two men with their investigative teams rather than on Frost's distracting romantic interest would have yielded a more substantial film. All in all, it is at least an '8', not quite a '9'. Nixon himself is responsible for the hesitancy to confer excellence. His was not quite a confession during the interviews, more an emotional revelation of near culpability and regret; a fascinating, complex, mean character, whose great achievements in foreign policy have stood the test of time. The back story of Frost's struggles to launch the project is a good counterpoint: promotional creativity meets political craft. Very worth the price of admission.
|8/10||iispiral@ - 161 reviews|
7.12.2008 - age: 50+ - One reply
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