Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

DVD - 2016
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The story of the infamous meeting between Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon in 1970, which was immortalized in the most requested phonograph in the National Archives.

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SaraLarsen Sep 16, 2017

I really enjoyed this film! I was surprised that I hadn't heard of this film before when I found it randomly on the shelf at work. I'm a huge fan of Kevin Spacey, and I love learning/reading about Nixon and his presidency. This film certainly has a more indie vibe to it but I found it very entertaining. The makers of the film took a quirky moment of Nixon history and turned it into a fun hour and a half story. If you enjoy nostalgic pop culture and enjoy Kevin Spacey's performances in general, I would recommend you try this film.

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DaMa62
Sep 10, 2017

I am a Elvis Presley fan. I love his music. This movie to me was a insult to him. I did not like this movie at all!

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hesselugano
Jul 12, 2017

Perhaps it is because I was born around 1950 yet don't feel particularly mostalgic about either Presley or Nixon, but it seems to me there just wasn't enough of a story here to base a movie on. Perhaps if the relevant part of the Nixon archives could have been opened so the scriptwriter could have researched exactly what DID happen in 1971, a better film might have resulted. The actual film chugged along and I gave up on it about half way through. Much as I admire Kevin Spacey, in my opinion his attempt to capture Nixon fared no better than the attempt of Anthony Hopkins. The holy grail in this genre was Val Kilmer's portrayal of Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's "The Doors", Kilmer was so good it was eerie, neither his appearance nor his singing was distinguishable from the original. Perhaps what might have worked better in this movie would have been a relatively unknown actor who actually resembled Nixon lip-syncing his lines while a second player accurately captured Nixon's voice. This dub-in technique worked quite well for the movie "Five Minutes Mr Welles"; D'Onofrio looked like Orson Wells but couldn't do his voice, so the voice of actor Maurice LaMarche was dubbed in.
Anyhow this Elvis/Nixon movie seems to a have pleased others so perhaps I'm being too hard on it.Orson Welles (Vincent D'Onofrio), and the actor who provided his dubbed voice ().

While I agree with the other comments about the actor not looking like Elvis, I loved the story and found it really humorous. Kevin Spacey does a great Richard Nixon impression! The fact that the Elvis-Nixon photo is the most requested one from the National archives is amazing.

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Delia95
May 04, 2017

Entertaining for people who know Elvis's music or the stories about his life.

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PearlyKayAm1
Apr 27, 2017

Disappointing because I love Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey and neither one looked or sounded like the historical character they were playing. There were a few humourous moments, but overall it was a waste of time.

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ellisonlambo
Apr 15, 2017

Elvis wants to be an Agent at Large. He talks a friend into flying to Washington DC to talk to President Nixon. Funny.

BookReviewer2015 Jan 13, 2017

A funny, quirky, and interesting drama about the fateful meeting between Elvis and Nixon. Shannon shines as the King of Rock n Roll.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Dec 27, 2016

Just didn't come across as a well told story to me as a viewer. I felt Michael Shannon as Elvis wasn't convincing at all and I didn't particularly believe Kevin Spacey as Nixon either. The actual real life story itself is interesting but as a movie it didn't work that well for me. It was still a decent movie and it included a moving moment when Elvis lamented that people no longer see him as a person but as an object

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ralwal
Dec 13, 2016

Quite amusing but would have been better if Elvis had been more like Elvis. I think Kevin Spacy quite enjoyed himself, hamming it up.

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