Nixon (1995)

This big-budget, three-hour film chronicles the political life of one our country's most controversial presidents. Although Nixon disgraced himself with his involvement in the Watergate scandals, he was part of some of the latter 20th… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 22, 1995
DVD Release Date: June 15, 1999
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

As wayward and self-regarding as its subject, the film long overstays its welcome.

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Todd McCarthy

Nixon far overstays its welcome with an increasingly tedious final hour devoted largely to slogging through the minutiae of Watergate.

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Dense psychodrama of much-disliked U.S. president.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

What it finally adds up to is a huge mixed bag of waxworks and daring, a film that is furiously ambitious even when it goes flat, and startling even when it settles for eerie, movie-of-the-week mimicry.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Nixon starts, like a horror movie, on a dark and stormy night, with the president prowling around a room of the White House like Dracula in his lair.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

You could say that Nixon is Oliver Stone's Citizen Kane, and not necessarily mean it as praise.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Without question, Nixon dwarfs everything in the American cinema since Schindler's List.

John Hartl

There's no compelling structure or viewpoint to hold the picture together.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

The filmmaker's deftness at evoking theme and sentiment through editorial montages within individual dramatic scenes reaches an apotheosis here.

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Dan Schultz
A complex, mesmerizing look at the life and presidential career of the much maligned Richard Nixon (Anthony Hopkins), including his working class upbringing,… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Hopkins is a monster. He does a truly larger than life performance, even if the megalomaniacal and mythomaniac Oliver Stone tries to pass his own paranoia to… More
Daniel Mumby
I've had a problem with Oliver Stone for many years. While many find his style and choice of films to be bold, gripping and intelligent, for the most part… More
Ken Stachnik
Amazing direction & editing along with Hopkins central performance makes Nixon a great film to watch. At a touch over 3 1/4 hours it's a little… More
Christopher Heim
I will admit, Anthony Hopkins does not look like Nixon, but after the first couple scenes this aesthetic problem becomes void. Not only does Hopkins nail the… More
familiar stranger
Besides being unnecessarily long, this dramatic interpretation of Nixon's life, mainly including his political career, suffered from an overdose of… More

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