- Original title
- Running time
- 122 min.
- United States
Peter Morgan (Play: Peter Morgan)
Kate Jennings Grant,
Imagine Entertainment / Working Title Films
Drama | Politics. Journalism. Television. Biography. Based On A True Story. 1970s
- Movie Groups
U.S. Presidents (Biopics)
- Official Site
- Synopsis / Plot
- A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harbored doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted. Would Nixon evade questions of his role in one of the nation's greatest disgraces? Or would Frost confound critics and bravely demand accountability from the man who'd built a career out of stonewalling? Over the course of their encounter, each man would reveal his own insecurities, ego and reserves of dignity--ultimately setting aside posturing in a stunning display of unvarnished truth.
: 5 Nominations for Oscar, including Best Movie, Director
: 5 Nominations for Golden Globe, including Best Movie, OST, Screenplay
: 6 Nominations for BAFTA Awards, including Best Film, Director and Actor (Langella)
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
: 4 Nominations for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Picture, Director, Actor and Writer
2008: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 nom. Best Actor (Langella) & Adapted Screenplay
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 2 Nom., Best Cast & Best Actor (Langella)
- Critics' reviews
"The film begins as a fascinating inside look at the TV news business and then tightens into a spellbinding thriller. (...) Frank Langella and Michael Sheen do not attempt to mimic their characters, but to embody them. (...) Rating: ★★★★ (out of four)."
Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun-Times
"Stirring stuff that works thrillingly as drama, and should make Sheen a star, even if it compromises on historical insight. (...) Rating: ★★★★ (out of five)."
Ian Nathan: Empire
"Stories of lost crowns lend themselves to drama, but not necessarily audience-pleasing entertainments, which may explain why Frost/Nixon registers as such a soothing, agreeably amusing experience, more palliative than purgative."
Javier Ocaña: Diario El País
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