Frost/Nixon

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Released 2009

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Director:
Ron Howard
Released:
2009
Rating:
R
Frost/Nixon is a 2008 historical drama about the David Frost interviews of President Richard Nixon surrounding the Watergate scandal of 1972. The film was based off of the play that was written by Peter Morgan that dramatized the events. The film, directed by Ron Howard, uses the interviews as a basis to recount and show the events surrounding the great scandal and leading up to Nixon's resignation. As a hole, the film is a thrilling look into the secret workings of a corrupt presidency and the lengths the government will go to try and hide the truth from the general public. The movie was produced by Universal Pictures and received much praise for its execution. It received five Academy Award nominations including the three coveted best actor, best director, and best picture. Frank Langella played Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen played the David Frost. The film also featured Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, and Rebecca Hall.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The result is involving, engrossing cinema -- more thrilling, in fact, than Howard's "The Da Vinci Code" -- filmmaking of a type rarely seen anymore and sorely missed.

  • 70

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Stories of lost crowns lend themselves to drama, but not necessarily audience-pleasing entertainments, which may explain why Frost/Nixon registers as such a soothing, agreeably amu...

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Frank Langella's meticulous performance will generate the sort of attention that will attract serious filmgoers.

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