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When disgraced President Richard Nixon agreed to an interview with jet-setting television personality David Frost, he thought he'd found the key to saving his tarnished legacy. But, with a name to make and a reputation to overcome, Frost became one of Nixon's most formidable adversaries.
"Frank Langella and Michael Sheen do not attempt to mimic their characters, but to embody them."--Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's hard to imagine how a film built around one-on-one interviews could be entertaining, but Frost/Nixon could not be more enthralling. "--USA Today
"Surges with an energy and visual verve that improve the play and enhance the themes of dramatist Peter Morgan's script."--Entertainment Weekly
Publisher: [United States] : Universal, 2009
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA FRO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Apr 10, 2016

Amazing acting. A great movie two very different men.

Dec 13, 2014

Reprising their stage roles as Frost and Nixon, Michael Sheen and Frank Langella are thoroughly convincing as a tabloid gadabout in way over his head and an unnervingly intense politician weighed down by too many guilty secrets. Their onscreen chemistry, at first cool and courteous, develops an unexpected depth and complexity until that final David & Goliath confrontation which sees a broken and contrite Nixon gaining some semblance of peace while Frost receives the validation and respect that had long eluded him. Aside from Langella and Sheen’s powerful presence, Kevin Bacon in the role of Nixon’s faithful lapdog, Jack Brennan, was also memorable. A bit of Hollywood hyperbole aside (a volatile nighttime conversation between the two men never really happened) this is still an absorbing drama with excellent performances all around and enough cleverly placed period touches to convince you it is indeed the late 70s. Good cinema.

Jun 12, 2014

Though it has its strengths (Nixon was good, the interview showdowns were handled well), overall I have my reservations about this film. Frost's portrayal as a bit of a hero (rather than just an idiot in the right place at the right time) seems like a Hollywoodization that lessens the impact of an otherwise decent movie.

Apr 17, 2014

Frank Langella should've won an Oscar for this one. "I used to love cheeseburgers."

Vincent T Lombardo Mar 28, 2013

Terrific movie! Riveting, and the acting is superb, especially Frank Langella.

annieyackshaw Mar 26, 2013

Although I recall watching these interviews many years ago, the film was absolutely riveting. Great backround story of a memorable event. Very well done.

wayne19711012 Jul 30, 2012

is that simple ?

Mar 03, 2012

Well done piece from Ron Howard and Peter Morgan. I was unaware of the behind the scenes motivation for the standoff between these two (effectively $$, I suppose). Frank Langella was excellent as "Tricky Dick".

Dec 29, 2011

Ron Howard gathered the talent for this film, and mostly stays out of their way. Michael Sheen plays the naturally inexpressive Frost, in a way that makes him understandable. In the extras, Frank Langella mentions there are several ways to play the final confrontation, and the one Howard chooses is SPOILER surprise! an emotional climax, rather than something more subtle. In the real interview, Nixon wore a bitter smile: the old fox acknowledging he has been out-foxed.

Nov 17, 2011

Why spend 2 million dollars to Interview a fallen president?

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Mar 03, 2012

David Frost: "Are you really saying the President can do something illegal?" Richard Nixon: "I'm saying that when the President does it, it's NOT illegal!"

Mar 03, 2012

James Reston Jr. (referencing Nixon's pardon): "It was like he slipped out the back door..."


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