Our Nixon

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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 1, 2013
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  • Summary: The documentary film by Penny Lane and Brian L. Frye used some of the 500 reels of home movies filmed by Nixon's chief of staff H.R. Haldeman, domestic-affairs advisor John Ehrlichman, and appointments secretary Dwight Chapin, as well as interviews, news footage, and White House tapes.
  • Genre(s): Movie/Mini-Series, News/Documentary, Documentary
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
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  1. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Aug 1, 2013
    Our Nixon is mainly a collage of images and sounds that tell a familiar story in an entirely new and mesmerizing way.
  2. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Aug 1, 2013
    This highly personal view of the Nixon years is, for obvious reasons, a sad and wrenching one--a film that is nonetheless filled with spirit, humor and a beautiful sense of irony.
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Aug 1, 2013
    The result is a blend that’s sometimes funny, occasionally poignant and fitfully horrifying. There are flashes of a Nixon rarely glimpsed or perhaps even suspected.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Aug 1, 2013
    Accompanied by interviews as well as audio from the secret tapes Nixon recorded in the White House, it’s a truly absorbing look at the 37th president and the devoted insiders who surrounded him--and in several instances went to jail in his service.
  5. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Aug 1, 2013
    The retrieved home movie footage creates a lambent prism through which the '70s seem like a simpler time. It also makes Our Nixon a uniquely dynamic time capsule.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Aug 1, 2013
    It just feels redundant. Perhaps little or nothing on the home movies lent itself to a richer portrait. Nixon was so guarded, that’s entirely possible.
  7. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Aug 1, 2013
    It’s an engrossing but somewhat aimless and impressionistic ramble through the Nixon presidency and tumult of the 1970s. At times it leans too heavily on artistic license.
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