Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

Bonkers true story comedy about the untold meeting between Elvis (Michael Shannon) and President Nixon (Kevin Spacey) which led to one of the most iconic photographs in the US National Archives. From director Liza Johnson (Hateship Loveship) and co-written by actor Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride).

2016Rating: M, Offensive language83 minsUSA
ComedyDramaHistorical
76%
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A humorous historical account of an unlikely encounter between soul-mates from different worlds

The single most requested photograph held by the American National Archives is one of Elvis Presley shaking hands with Richard Nixon. That meeting has become the stuff of legend: a past-his-prime rock ’n roll star and an unpopular President, both destined to leave their mark on history for very different reasons. The film Elvis & Nixon (2016) is a humorous...

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Variety

Variety

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While its sense of humor takes some gettin’ used to, the sheer spaciness of Liza Johnson’s stranger-than-fiction political satire ultimately proves its greatest asset.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Spacey’s Nixon is a variation on his devious Frank Underwood, not in itself a bad thing.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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Perhaps this meeting of suspicious minds really was an unsung crux of modern American history, but Elvis & Nixon feels like a trifle about a trifle.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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When you have two of today’s best working actors acting on a high-wire to do justice to two of the most recognisable figures of the 20th century, it’s best to keep the focus solely located on them.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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It ain't fact, but it is damn entertaining fiction.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A hoot.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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There’s not a lot of consequence to this bizarre meeting, or really the film, but as a character study of two men alone at the top, it’s both very funny and quietly astute.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

While its sense of humor takes some gettin’ used to, the sheer spaciness of Liza Johnson’s stranger-than-fiction political satire ultimately proves its greatest asset.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Spacey’s Nixon is a variation on his devious Frank Underwood, not in itself a bad thing.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Perhaps this meeting of suspicious minds really was an unsung crux of modern American history, but Elvis & Nixon feels like a trifle about a trifle.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

When you have two of today’s best working actors acting on a high-wire to do justice to two of the most recognisable figures of the 20th century, it’s best to keep the focus solely located on them.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It ain't fact, but it is damn entertaining fiction.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A hoot.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There’s not a lot of consequence to this bizarre meeting, or really the film, but as a character study of two men alone at the top, it’s both very funny and quietly astute.

3.0
0

A humorous historical account of an unlikely encounter between soul-mates from different worlds

The single most requested photograph held by the American National Archives is one of Elvis Presley shaking hands with Richard Nixon. That meeting has become the stuff of legend: a past-his-prime rock ’n roll star and an unpopular President, both destined to leave their mark on history for very different reasons. The film Elvis & Nixon (2016) is a...

3.0
0