Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's

Customer Review

VINE VOICEon 6 March 2011
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.
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Please write at least one word
You must purchase at least one item from Amazon to post a comment
A problem occurred while submitting your comment. Please try again later.

There was a problem loading the comments at the moment. Please try again later.

Product Details

4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
£3.75+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime