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: August 30, 2013
DVD Release Date: January 14, 2014
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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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Michael Atkinson
In These Times

Born from a miracle of found footage, the documentary Our Nixon provides an inside portrait of the 20th century's most scandalous presidential administration.

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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.

Matt Zoller Seitz

Often plays like a mortifying companion to the Nixon-period sitcom "The Wonder Years."

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Kam Williams
Baret News

Trick Dick and Watergate revisited via lost tapes.

David Denby
New Yorker

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

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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