FROST/NIXON was by far the most surprising movie of this year if not ever. I was expecting a lot out this movie based on the story, the direction and especially the acting. What I got was a surprise, because what I just recently saw was both astounding and flawless, what I got was so much better than what I originally expected and the best way to describe it is entertainment at its full blown best. This is a must-see for this year and it isn’t getting the praise it deserves, but it will surely get it in this review.
FROST/NIXON is the story of the famed interview between David Frost, a british talk show host, and our former president Richard Nixon. The interviews took place shortly after Nixon’s resignation in the late 70s. Most thought Frost would go too “easy” or “soft” on Nixon, but what amounted from the interviews became a battle of wits and a rivalry to be remembered. Not only does the film show the important interviews, but also the behind-the-scenes, and the the lead up and the reason Frost wanted to perform the interview in the first place.
The acting was spectacular by all players. Oliver Platt and Sam Rockwell were great as usual. Michael Sheen was a spectacular Frost. He could be cocky and nervous, while being smart and a bit scared, but the real actor who deserves praise is Frank Langella. Langella fully embodies the character of Nixon, from posture to facial expressions. He was spectacular. Unfortunately for Sean Penn, Langella was better and does deserve the oscar this year. Pen was great, but Langella just showed so much more charisma and ability in this part.
FROST/NIXON was such an astounding movie for the fact that at no point were you ever bored and at no point did you ever want this 2 hour and 10 minute film to end. It was a story the could’ve been told in a boring way, but instead it was told to perfection by a well known director, Ron Howard. This is undoubtedly, in my opinion, the greatest picture he’s ever created and probably ever will. Every single person owes it to themselves to view this movie.FROST/NIXON was spectacle of everything that makes movies worth watching.