Oliver Stone's exhaustive biopic of the American president might have seemed excessive (over three hours long, covering his life from childhood to death), if it weren't filmed in such an audacious and imaginative way as this. All the triumphs, defeats, heartaches, fears, doubts and mistakes of the man are covered and hardly any are washed over or ignored. The Watergate scandal is inevitably covered the most here, and keeps the fascination burning throughout. All the cast are brilliant, particularly Anthony Hopkins as Nixon himself, who makes the role his own and commands great screen presence in every scene he's in. You will be captivated and fascinated throughout, with the pace of the film never lagging, always moving forward.