Lists: Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009, Drama, Historical

Brief Synopsis: "For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harboured doubts about their boss's ability to hold his own. But as the cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted."

Overall Ranking: 831 (Rank from 2008: # 17)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 37.5%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 12.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Skooch95(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest81Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 3
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch72 - Tells the a part of the Watergate story often forgotten. Frank Langella plays a convincing Nixon.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 5
Lisa Marie Bowman50(full review)

People Involved

  • Michael Sheen (David Frost)
  • Frank Langella (Richard Nixon)
  • Kevin Bacon (Jack Brennan)
  • Sam Rockwell (James Reston Jr.)
  • Mark Simich (Hugh Hefner)
  • Matthew Macfadyen (John Birt)
  • Oliver Platt (Bob Zelnick)
  • Rebecca Hall (Caroline Cushing)
  • Toby Jones (Swifty Lazar)
  • Andy Milder (Frank Gannon)
  • Kate Jennings Grant (Diane Sawyer)
  • Gabriel Jarret (Ken Khachigian)
  • Jim Meskimen (Ray Price)
  • Patty McCormack (Pat Nixon)
  • Geoffrey Blake (Interview Director)
  • Clint Howard (Lloyd Davis)
  • Rance Howard (Ollie)
  • Gavin Grazer (White House Director)
  • Simon James (Frost Show Director)
  • Eloy Casados (Manolo Sanchez)
  • Jay White (Neil Diamond)
  • Wil Albert (Sammy Cahn)
  • Keith MacKechnie (Marv Minoff)
  • Penny L. Moore (Lady with Dachshund)
  • Janneke Arent (Frosts Female Assistant)
  • Ron Howard (Director)