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  • Summary: Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon's closest aides - and convicted Watergate conspirators - offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency.
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  1. Reviewed by: Katie Walsh
    Jul 18, 2013
    91
    An illuminating and often hilarious portrayal of the man and his myth, and those who surrounded him.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Aug 27, 2013
    80
    Having a backstage view of the momentous trip to China adds color, but the real takeaway here is a tone of dawning tragedy, sourness sneaking into even the most innocuous of visual records.
  3. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Sep 6, 2013
    80
    Watergate has never really gone away for those of us who lived through it, and, in Penny Lane's Our Nixon, a shrewdly edited collection of news footage and "home movies" taken by members of the Nixon White House staff, there they are again, our familiars. [9 Sept.2013, p.91]
  4. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Aug 28, 2013
    75
    The results are akin to seeing the Nixon presidency through the eyes of his top aides; it’s as much a portrait of innocence lost as a behind-closed-doors exposé.
  5. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Aug 29, 2013
    75
    At its best moments, Our Nixon captures the split-personality of the times, and the apparently innocent face of corruption.
  6. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Aug 29, 2013
    70
    It isn’t a terribly intimate portrait of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Chapin, or Nixon, but it is revealing in its own right, as a fascinatingly warped and aged Polaroid of an epic life that’s grown more compelling with the passage of time.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 29, 2013
    60
    Pieced together, these behind-the-scenes moments are a thrill for history buffs. From the moon landing to the resignations, this is raw Nixon.

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