Our Nixon
Our Nixon (2013)

Throughout Richard Nixon's presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they'd all… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

A capably done account of a presidential career that was wrecked by a crime that was unnecessary.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

We get to see film of daughter Tricia's wedding (her father is a surprisingly agile ballroom dancer) and other oddities.

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Kam Williams
Baret News

Trick Dick and Watergate revisited via lost tapes.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

The result is maudlin beyond belief, especially Nixon's farewell to the aides he's in the process of firing, but other moments simply register as shockingly out of touch.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

There has never been an uninteresting angle on Richard Nixon - the man was too twisted - but Penny Lane's documentary sees him from several especially compelling new vantages.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Penny Lane's new documentary does something quite different by presenting a portrait of the president as his friends and aides saw him. It's a fascinating watch.

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David Denby
New Yorker

[A] shrewdly edited collection of news footage and "home movies" taken by members of the Nixon White House staff ...

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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News

[S]hows the precise moment when new image technology would alter power.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... offers an intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse into the White House during tumultuous times, especially the foolish chain of events that led to Nixon's downfall.

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