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Nixon-Election Year Edition

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Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 208084820
UPC 786936747997
UPC 14 00786936747997
Format DVD
Release Date 8/16/2011
Rating Rating
Actors
Name Hopkins,Anthony
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Awards
Oscar (1996) Anthony Hopkins, Nominee, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Joan Allen, Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role,John Williams, Nominee, Original Dramatic Score,Oliver Stone, et. al., Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
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ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Oliver Stone's "Nixon" gives us a brooding, brilliant, tortured man, sinking into the gloom of a White House under siege, haunted by the ghosts of his past. Thoughts of Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear come to mind; here, again, is a ruler destroyed by his fatal flaws...There's something almost majestic about the process: As Nixon goes down in this film, there is no gloating, but a watery sigh, as of a great ship sinking...The movie does not apologize for Nixon, and holds him accountable for the disgrace he brought to the presidency. But it is not without compassion for this devious and complex man, and I felt a certain empathy: There, but for the grace of God, go we. I rather expected Stone, the maker of "JFK" and "Natural Born Killers," to adopt a scorched-earth policy toward Nixon, but instead he blames not only Nixon's own character flaws but also the Imperial Presidency itself, the system that, once set in motion, behaves with a mindlessness of its own..."Nixon" would be a great film even if there had been no Richard Nixon. In its control of mood and personality, in the way the president musters moments of brilliance even as the circle closes, in the way it shows advisers huddled terrified in the corridors of power, it takes on the resonance of classic tragedy. Tragedy requires the fall of a hero, and one of the achievements of "Nixon" is to show that greatness was within his reach.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
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DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Hopkins,Anthony
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune ...a superb, thoughtful drama that doesn't claim to be a documentary and shouldn't be judged as such.
Hal Hinson, The Washington Post Nixon dwarfs anything in the American cinema since Schindler's List.
Jay Carr, Boston Globe ...huge, brilliant, dark and cathartic, with a towering and complex performance by Anthony Hopkins...
Joseph McBride, Box Office Magazine ...a compelling illumination of a man who exemplified the dark side of the American Dream.
Siskel & Ebert Absolutely riveting! Two thumbs up!
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer ...Hopkins is a great actor and he gives a resourceful, inventive, compelling performance that holds our attention over three hours.

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