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Elvis & Nixon

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Liza Johnson

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About the Movie

On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock ’n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office, forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 141
  • Fresh: 108
  • Rotten: 33
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Despite Mr. Shannon and Mr. Spacey, who appear to be having a fine time working off each other, the meeting is anticlimactic. It's also too short and straight. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Apr 21, 2016

Fresh: As a surreal slice of history served up nearly half a century later, it feels oddly satisfying: A reminder not just of simpler times, but of all the other wild untold stories we may never know, just because no camera was there to capture them. – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly, Apr 22, 2016

Fresh: Even when I didn't buy a word being said, I went with the flow. Why? Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Tricky Dick. Watching great actors swing for the fences is something special. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Apr 22, 2016

Fresh: Think of Elvis & Nixon's sometimes clumsy prologue as its opening act, building anticipation for the showdown between its title characters, and Spacey and Shannon. – Mark Jenkins, NPR, Apr 21, 2016

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Customer Reviews

worth watching

I enjoyed watching it once. Spacey was great!

Fun movie with superb acting

Producers obviously took a big risk about a meeting with Elvis and Nixon, but pulled it off magnificiently. Mr. Shannon even though does not look like Elvis his portray is superb, and Mr. Spacey gives one of his best performances as Nixon. There is a slice of history of a very unlikely meeting of two people in very different worlds yet they share some commonalities. It was fun to see the world of Elvis and how he really was if everything in the movie is true. This is one of the best movies of recent years and it is the type of movie that Hollywood does not make any more for financial considerations.


We just couldn’t get into the movie. The guy who plays Elvis looks nothing like him, acts nothing like him. We’ve seen too many Elvis movies, he was an actor… I doubt he would have come off as creepy as this guy’s portrayal.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2016

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