Elvis & Nixon Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 5453

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 7

Theatrical Release Date: 04/22/2016

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/19/2016

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Historical

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Liza Johnson

Actors: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters

Plot: December, 1970, the King of Rock n Roll shows up on the White House lawn with a request to meet the most powerful man in the world - President Nixon. This look into the untold true story behind the most unique meeting leading into one of the most iconic photos of all time (and the most requested in the National Archives). -- Chris Kavan

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3/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/21/2019

There's not really any kind of insight or shots at political satire, but "Elvis & Nixon" has a good deal of fun with the legendary meeting between two American icons.

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2.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/02/2016

Well this was a strange House of Cards episode.

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3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 07/30/2016

Takes an unknown true story and runs with it. Shannon and Spacey bring Elvis and Nixon to life without sacrificing the bizarre comedy of the situation. Their portrayals feel authentic, yet just slightly removed from reality in a way that makes their discussions fascinating and fun to watch. The story actually fleshes out these two characters, peppering in real-life eccentrics associated with the famous men making their actions highly believable. The end result is an oddly funny look into both personalities. Very enjoyable watch.

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cinegeek.de - wrote on 07/05/2016

Eines der am meisten angefochtenen Bilder in der amerikanischen Wahrnehmung ist das von Elvis Presley und Richard Nixon während eines geheimen Treffens. 1970 besuchte Rockstar Elvis das Oval Office des verhassten Präsidenten. Angeblich ersuchte er um eine Stellung als Drug Enforcement Agent. Was tatsächlich hinter verschlossenen Türen beredet wurde, blieb seitdem ein schönes Sujet für Satire. Elvis & Nixon benutzt diese Steilvorlage nun, um über Einsamkeit zu sinnieren. Wie sieht der Mensch hinter dem medialen Konstrukt des "Images" aus? Wer war Elvis wirklich? Und Nixon? Leider aber nimmt das eigentliche Treffen nur den geringsten Teil der Handlung ein. Stattdessen erleben wir, wie Elvis (Michael Shannon) versucht, unangemeldet zu Nixon (Kevin Spacey), der sich davon ein wenig …

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