Movie Review – Frost/Nixon

“I am not a crook!” Well, this film, based on the stage play, pleads otherwise. Frank Langella and Michael Sheen cut heads in the dramatised reworking of the events surrounding the famous interview in which Nixon admits his wrongdoing.
I had just seen the original Watergate interview a few days before, and this may have been a mistake. I noticed when the script strayed from the reality, and I found myself thinking “he looks quite convincing as Nixon!” However, I think the real reason was that it was very slow to get going – not enough happens leading up to the interview itself. That said, the performances and production design were fantastic, and this saved Frost/Nixon. Michael Sheen and Frank Langella had great chemistry, and the ancillary characters were also very well portrayed.

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