Secret Honor
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'Secret Honor' is a filmed version of Donald Freed and Arnold Stone's one-man play wherein the disgraced Richard M. Nixon ruminates over his failed career and suggests that he was really nothing more than the puppet of a sinister "committee" seeking global power.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rarely have I seen ninety more compelling minutes on the screen."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The pic delivers a fascinating story in a fascinating way."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Nixon is a fascinating figure of Shakespearean proportions."
‑ D.K. Holm, Movie Poop Shoot
"One of the funniest, most unsettling, most imaginative and most surprisingly affecting movies of its very odd kind I've ever seen."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Does anyone have a clue what Altman was driving at with this intense glob of lunacy?"
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"[Hall's] performance transcends the political baggage of the film itself."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"The dramatic material, overheated to begin with, is hyped up by hysterical acting and further exaggerated by a busy mise-en-scene based on meaningless camera movements and space-destroying zooms."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"We begin to understand [Nixon] -- or at least this representation of him -- in a human way that press coverage or television speeches could never capture."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Parts of Secret Honor threaten to lose the audience, and references to past public figures make the threat greater today"
‑ Jake Euker,
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