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Stacy Keach Finds Sympathy for the Devilnew

“He was Satan personified,” says Stacy Keach, who has signed on to play our second-worst commander in chief in the national tour of Frost/Nixon.
Boston Phoenix  |  Jim Sullivan  |  01-22-2009  |  Theater

'Frost/Nixon' Doesn't Pull its Punchesnew

I'm not a huge fan of Ron Howard's films. They're usually well made, but I often leave them with a feeling of insincerity. In Frost/Nixon, however, Howard is wisely restrained—in the film's climactic moment.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  12-10-2008  |  Reviews

The Timeless Showbiz of 'Frost/Nixon'new

Frost/Nixon displays bursts of some of Ron Howard's sharpest work in his fifty years in show business, but it functions best as a cartoon that chooses to think of itself as burnished bravura.
Chicago Newcity  |  Ray Pride  |  12-10-2008  |  Reviews

'Frost/Nixon': Frosted Dicknew

Like Oliver Stone, Ron Howard paints Nixon a little more sympathetically than many of us who remember the era are likely to warm to. Nixon was an unlovable scoundrel, a villain who would have dismantled the Constitution, had he been able to.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Andy Klein  |  12-05-2008  |  Reviews

'Frost/Nixon' Prioritizes Media Over Politicsnew

Frost/Nixon dramatizes the series of 1977 TV interviews that British chat host David Frost did with President Richard Nixon following his resignation after the Watergate scandal. A minor TV event -- on the level of Billie Jean King beating Bobby Riggs at tennis -- Howard confers it lunatic importance.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  12-04-2008  |  Reviews

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