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Nixon [The Election Year Edition] [Blu-ray] [1995]

  • SKU: 8912894
  • Release Date: 08/19/2008
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Beyond Nixon new documentary
    • Deleted scenes introduced by Oliver Stone
    • Charlie Rose Interviews Oliver Stone featurette
    • 2 audio commentaries with director Oliver Stone
    • Original theatrical trailer


    Oliver Stone, the most outspokenly political American filmmaker of the 1980s and '90s, directs this epic-length biography of Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the U.S., who was re-elected by a landslide in 1972, only to resign in disgrace two years later. Taking a non-linear approach, Nixon jumps back and forth between many different periods and events, from Nixon's strict upbringing at the hands of his Quaker mother, through the many peaks and valleys of his political career, to his downfall in the wake of the Watergate scandal. The facts of his life are blended with supposition and speculation to create a portrait that is often critical of the man's policies but displays an unexpected compassion toward his failings as a human being. Anthony Hopkins stars as Nixon, Joan Allen plays his long-suffering wife Pat, Mary Steenburgen portrays his mother Hannah, Bob Hoskins is cast as J. Edgar Hoover, Powers Boothe plays Alexander Haig, Paul Sorvino portrays Henry Kisinger, and Ed Harris plays E. Howard Hunt. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Anthony Hopkins
      Anthony Hopkins - Richard M. Nixon
    • Joan Allen
      Joan Allen - Pat Nixon
    • Powers Boothe
      Powers Boothe - Alexander Haig
    • Ed Harris
      Ed Harris - E. Howard Hunt
    • Bob Hoskins
      Bob Hoskins - J. Edger Hoover

    Customer rating

    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Solid Movie

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Im a history buff so this may appeal to me more than others. Nixon is a polarizing figure in Amaerican History. He was flawed but there was also greatness inside of him. This film tries to show both sides and tries to humanize him. ion wasn't a monster, he was a guy the was corrupted by power. Think of Anakin Skywalker, a good person who did bad things. In Nixon's case, he paid the ultimate price by resigning the office he had worked so hard to get. You would be hard pressed to find someone who was a 2 term vice president that lost a presidential election and then a gubernatorial election and then become President? Almost unheard of. Although stone take some liberties, this is a decent film which shows Nixon's upbringing to his downfall.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars



      Great movie, but even though the Best Buy page says enhanced for 16:9 Telvisions, it is not. It has been on sale recently also,which means the studio is probably gearing up for big special edition ANAMORPHIC re-release... It would be smart to wait on this one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Holds up well. Very timely.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Enjoyed this much film more now than I did when it was initially released. Great story and very timely given recent events. Everyone should see this and learn from it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Like a Shakespearean tragedy

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Anthony Hopkins might not look like Nixon but the bold storytelling allows him to play a part and not mimic the president. Great John Williams score as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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