2008 was a year of very good movies, and this is probably my favorite. Frank Langella captures the complexity and tragedy of Nixon brilliantly. If he doesn't win an Oscar, I'll be disappointed. Ron Howard's film doesn't have a wasted scene. In fact, I don't think there's a bad cut.
Terrific, terrific acting but I don't like to go out of my way to be thoroughly depressed–unless the experience is also enlightening. This wasn't. Not for me anyway.
Cute but could have been cuter, smarter, funnier.