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R| 3 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
This film is a biographical examination of former U.S. President Richard Nixon (Anthony Hopkins). The non-chronological narrative explores Nixon's personal and professional life, touching on his youth, college years, and political triumphs and failures. Nixon is seen as a child born to austere Quaker parents, as a young attorney wooing his future wife, Pat (Joan Allen), and as an astute but dour politician. After finally becoming president, Nixon is embroiled in the infamous Watergate scandal.

Cast: Anthony Hopkins , Joan Allen , Powers Boothe , Ed Harris , Bob Hoskins , E.G. Marshall , David Paymer , David Hyde Pierce

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Nixon (1995)

Release Date: December 20th, 1995|3 hr. 10 min.

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  • 75
    Rolling Stone

    It's gripping psychodrama -- just don't confuse Nixon with history. The revelation that comes with unbiased research remains a Stone's throw away. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There's not a single moment here in which Nixon is admirable, decisive or appealing. Nixon doesn't work as a drama, but with a little push it might have been a great comedy. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Oliver Stone's Nixon humanizes a reviled but respected subject for over three hours - dynamically at times, but finally so solemnly that it becomes a grind-you-down dirge. The maker of Natural Born Killers actually concludes with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing Shenandoah - without irony. [20 Dec 1995, p.1D] show more

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