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Ron Howard

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About the Movie

From Academy Award®-winning director, Ron Howard, comes the electrifying, untold story behind one of the most unforgettable moments in history. When disgraced President Richard Nixon agreed to an interview with jet-setting television personality, David Frost, he thought he'd found the key to saving his tarnished legacy. But, with a name to make and a reputation to overcome, Frost became one of Nixon's most formidable adversaries and engaged the leader in a charged battle of wits that changed the face of politics forever. Featuring brilliant portrayals by Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon is the fascinating and suspenseful story of truth, accountability, secrets and lies.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 252
  • Fresh: 232
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 7.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: In its glib and reductionist way, it works like a charm. Or better yet, like television. Which, finally, is a compliment. – Tom Charity,, Oct 28, 2014

Fresh: You never feel like you're watching a play on film: The way Morgan has opened up the proceedings in his screenplay feels organic under the direction of Ron Howard, who has crafted his finest film yet, and one of the year's best. – Christy Lemire, Associated Press, Oct 28, 2014

Fresh: All this makes for great entertainment on the big screen, though the real legacy of the Nixon interviews is more vexing than Morgan would have us understand. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Oct 28, 2014

Fresh: Nixon is infinitely more complex than George W. Bush, which is probably why this one slice of his life is more intriguing than "W," which covers decades. – Richard Roeper, Richard, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great Movie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it was the best film in 2008 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Transition to screen doesn't work well for "Frost/Nixon"

Ron Howard's "Frost/Nixon", has to be the most overrated film of the past awards season save perhaps "Slumdog Millionaire. I found the film to be very slow, it worked better as a stage play then a film. Some have said the same about "Doubt", another movie based on a Broadway play, but that film adaptation worked more on screen due to the direction, and the acting. "Frost/Nixon" on the other hand is a poorly constructed film, and the fault lies with Ron Howard's direction. I also felt the acting wasn't very good, I felt the nominations Frank Langella received were uncalled for. It was an ok performance, in my opinion the best performance in the film came from Kevin Bacon.


I loved this movie! Best movie of the year and my new favorite of all time. I loved Frank Langella's gripping performance as the infamous Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen was amazing as Sir David Frost. 10 stars out of 5