Frost/Nixon review

Ron Howard is a conservative director and pushes few boundaries here (and shots like the close up of a foot stepping out of a car to introduce an imposing character are horribly clich├ęd) but this is a solid film with an exciting cast. Support from the likes of Sam Rockwell and Rebecca Hall (two real favourite, exciting actors) are spot on, and the actors behind the two gladiators, Frank Langella as Richard Nixon, and Michael Sheen as David Frost, are very impressive and exhibit a strong chemistry without which the film would fall apart.

Frost/Nixon isn’t as good as the hype suggests and a series of political interviews spanning two hours might not sound like a thrilling prospect, but it certainly isn’t half as dull as it at first sounds.

4 out of 5

22nd Jan 2009