I finally watched this over the weekend, looking forward to a good, gritty film about Frost's famous interview. And I wasn't disappointed exactly, but it wasn't quite as good as I was expecting based on the hype.
Michael Sheen is good in it (as I expected him to be) and Frank Langella plays Nixon very very well, rounding the character off a bit, making him a bit more human - to the point where you actually have moments of sympathy for him. Sam Rockwell is great (as always) and so is Oliver Platt as the political journalists helping Frost get the questions together. But there lacked the tension I was expecting as they struggled to get from Nixon what the whole enterprise hinged on.
I'm a bit ambivalent towards Ron Howard as his early films I found incredibly sentimental and disliked them because of it. In recent years he seems to have matured a little bit, but I was expecting this to be a big breakthrough for him as a director and it wasn't really, it fell a bit short. Overall it was ok, I didn't dislike it and I didn't switch it off. But ok is all it was. It could have been more engaging and a lot more tense.