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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Pieced together, these behind-the-scenes moments are a thrill for history buffs. From the moon landing to the resignations, this is raw Nixon. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A more nuanced picture of the only president to resign from office emerges in Penny Lane’s clever documentary. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    At its best moments, Our Nixon captures the split-personality of the times, and the apparently innocent face of corruption. show more

  • 75
    Matt Zoller Seitz

    Our Nixon seems to be more interested in evoking emotional than intellectual responses. show more

  • 63
    Tomas Hachard Slant Magazine

    Our Nixon never completely overcomes the disappointment of its recovered video, but it nevertheless offers a compelling portrait of Nixon and those close to him, one that captures how willfully blind they often were to their excesses, and how paranoid they were about apparent threats to them and America as a whole. show more

  • 80
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Having a backstage view of the momentous trip to China adds color, but the real takeaway here is a tone of dawning tragedy, sourness sneaking into even the most innocuous of visual records. show more

  • 70
    Nathan Rabin The Dissolve

    It isn’t a terribly intimate portrait of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Chapin, or Nixon, but it is revealing in its own right, as a fascinatingly warped and aged Polaroid of an epic life that’s grown more compelling with the passage of time. show more

  • 91
    Katie Walsh The Playlist

    An illuminating and often hilarious portrayal of the man and his myth, and those who surrounded him. show more

  • 80
    Los Angeles Times

    It's a haunting, thoroughly evocative ride. show more

  • 80
    David Denby The New Yorker

    Watergate has never really gone away for those of us who lived through it, and, in Penny Lane's Our Nixon, a shrewdly edited collection of news footage and "home movies" taken by members of the Nixon White House staff, there they are again, our familiars. [9 Sept.2013, p.91] show more

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