Nixon

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Released 1995

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Director:
Oliver Stone
Released:
1995
Rating:
R
NIXON takes a riveting look at a complex man whose chance at greatness was ultimately destroyed by his passion for power, when his involvement in conspiracy jeopardized the nation's security and the presidency of the United States.

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times 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 greatness was within his reach.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Nixon is in many ways an impressive, well-crafted piece of work. With name actors in more than 20 parts, it is as intelligently cast as any movie this year, and includes at least o...

  • 70

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    Mr. Stone's compassion for his subject overwhelms his film's false moves. And the barrage of undramatized, undigested data gives way to a much tighter and more artful vision...the ...

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      • Sam Waterston's two scenes as CIA director Richard Helms were originally deleted from the film for its cinema release as the film was already over three hours long. They were, however, restored for the DVD release.

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      • Anthony Hopkins was initially reluctant to take the title role in this film, saying that, as  a Welshman, he could hardly play an American president. However, he had a great personal success in the part and later played another president, John Adams, in the 1997 film Amistad. Both Nixon and Adams were, interestingly, men of Welsh ancestry, albeit distantly so.

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    Drama

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    Biography, Historical, Politics