Frost/Nixon Movie Reviews
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I enjoyed this movie, except that it was just TOO long. Being that we all know how it\'s going to end, I thought they spent just too much time in all of the maneuverings leading up to the interviews. I looked at my watch four times in the last hour. Langella is terrific as Nixon. Take a half hour out of it.
Probably the second best movie I've seen this year (behind Slumdog Millionaire). Frank Langella's performance is Oscar worthy as he portrays Richard Nixon's insecurities, mannerisms, intellect, sense of humor, and loneliness with remarkable accuracy. This is not a Nixon hate movie, but a film about giving a man the opportunity to release his inner demons.
Michael Sheen's David Frost finds himself up against a formidable opponent/seducer in Frank Langella's Tricky d***, a.ka. Richard M. Nixon. The dramatization is less interesting than the original broadcasts, which are now available for viewing on DVD. Will Bush do an interview like this in a few years?
I was expecting Frost/Nixon to be a bit on the boring side. I know with Ron Howard directing and producing I should have known better. What is basically the build up to a conversation between to people builds tension as these two men try to outwit each other and yet still not give anything away. Learning of the maneuverings that went on behind the scenes and the conversations themselves are very enlightening and entertaining. The lengths that both sides went to are amazing.
Frank Langellaâ€™s Nixon is both kind of awkward and yet slightly likable. Kind of weird. But he plays him really well; you donâ€™t see the actor you see Nixon and you get sucked into his character. Same thing with Michael Sheen as Frost, he is believable and fun to watch. The power struggle between the two men and who will give away the most is enthralling; I wouldnâ€™t have thought it could be so entertaining. The sets were great and I always love period pieces with the slightly different clothes and haircuts that just off enough to let you know the time in the movie isnâ€™t current. Based on real events also helps make the past more entertaining than it probably truly was.
This movie is really interesting because of the corollaries you can draw now with our current president. Will he ever do an interview like this? Will this movie persuade him not to do it? Will he take some of the blame for mistakes made during his tenure? This is a great movie that I suggest to everyone.