Frost Nixon

Frost Nixon

Boxing brains - slick

5 Points

Viewer Rating:slick has rated Frost Nixon rating: 4 Star

What really was trick-dicky in the end game. A traitor, a hubristic fool or a man of his times. Considerding he spent his right-wing life in the company of Mao and Khruschev-the other big players on the world stage at the time, is it not reasonable to believe he thought such unquestioned power was also the right of democracy. This film is a boxing marathon, the playboy over-confident Frost versus the intellectually misguided Nixon..and the reluctant honesty of hindsight that Nixon did express, without words powerful enough to weaken his nation. In his attempt to lead with ruthless authority, as befit the times, he did betray the U.S. constitution and the fundamentals of democracy. Although this film does not dwell on this, it would seem the most explicit answer…but there is a final question, if democracy cannot reconcile itself to times turbulent, unlike the Kennedy presidency, then it remains fragile to future confusion from religious and social extremist enemies. Time to close the lid on Nixon, the butcher, the liar, the patriot…but never the democrat. Next..Mr GW Bush?!?

Review published on the 17 May 2009 11:22

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