• Frost/Nixon (2008)

Frost/Nixon

Release Date: December 5th, 2008

DVD Release Date: April 21st, 2009

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

In 1977, three years after the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency, Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) selects British TV personality David Frost (Michael Sheen) to conduct a one-on-one, exclusive interview. Though Nixon believes it will be easy to mislead Frost, and the latter's own team doubts that he can stand up to the former president, what actually unfolds is an unexpectedly candid and revealing interview before the court of public opinion.

Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Matthew McFadyen, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Working Title Films, Imagine Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Engaging , 1970s , Witty , Pursuit , Love interest , Hotel , Los Angeles

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Less a political movie than a boxing film without the gloves. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Frost/Nixon is not the epic gladiatorial face-off, the ricocheting verbal shoot-out that writer Morgan and filmmaker Howard imagined. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    What Ron Howard gets, to a degree that's astonishing in a two-hour film, is the density and complexity, as well as the generous entertainment quotient, of Peter Morgan's screenplay. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role