Frost/Nixon

The epic battle for the truth.


Frost/Nixon
After Richard Nixon resigned as President of the USA, a struggling young talk show host saw an opportunity to hit the big time, by interviewing the ex-president. His secret game plan was to wring a confession out of him. Nixon agreed to the interview, persuaded by hard cash and a hidden desire to clear the slate. The series of interviews did not go well intially, as the heavyweight Nixon called the shots, but after a drunken phone call one night, the tables were suddenly turned...

122 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Language).
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit
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Credits

Cast
Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Andy Milder
Director
Ron Howard
ScreenplayPeter Morgan, from his play
MusicHans Zimmer
CinematographySalvatore Totino
EditingDaniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byImagine Entertainment, Relativity Media, Studio Canal, Working Title Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDocumentary, drama
LanguageModerate, fairly infrequent, in context, mild impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild, brief, infrequent, low impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild religious profanities, infrequent, in context
Drug abuseSome use of alcohol and tobacco, in context
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
15
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
18
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconAt the end of it all, what emerges in this Morgan/Howard collaboration is a story that has been fashioned into something far more significant than an embellished re-telling of recent history. It now assumes a tragedy of almost Shakespearean proportions.
18
24.com
Finn Gregory
20
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAll we know about the real Frost and the real Nixon is almost beside the point. It all comes down to those two men in that room while the cameras are rolling.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThough Morgan’s sexed-up brand of fact-based drama can sometimes seem facile, few other contemporary writers have such a nuanced understanding of power or protocol, or such prowess at choreographing conversational fisticuffs.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconFrost/Nixon, one of the year's best films, far exceeds its roots as docudrama. It cuts to the core of a toxic culture that sees politics as show business, a culture still all too recognizable as our own.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconAlthough some may complain that this is only a superficial look at the news event as well as Nixon in general, and that one should watch the actual interviews for more context (both valid points), many will likely view this as a well-made and certainly entertaining appetizer/introduction to a more in-depth examination of such matters.
14
Metacritic.com
38 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
189 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFrost/Nixon is weighty and eloquent; a cross between a boxing match and a ballet with Oscar worthy performances.
18

What the People say

Internet
8493 Netizens quote iconMr. Nixon, It's Time for Your Close-up
16

Average .. 82%

16

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