Elvis & Nixon

2016

Comedy / History

30
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 76%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 10632

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by classicsoncall 7 / 10

"I want to get a badge. A federal badge."

I had a little trouble believing Elvis Presley would have been this laid back in real life. Michael Shannon's portrayal made it look like he was walking around in a trance most of the time. I'm unfamiliar with Shannon the actor, in fact this is only the second time I've seen him, the first being in his role as the vicious government agent in "The Shape of Water". I don't know if he was the best choice to play Elvis Presley; if Kurt Russell wasn't too old for the role, he could have done as good a job as he did as an Elvis impersonator in 2001's "3000 Miles From Graceland". Shannon appears rail thin as Presley, with a skeletal face that looked to me like a cross between Don Imus and Boris Karloff.

As for Kevin Spacey portraying Richard Nixon, I thought the characterization came off as more of a caricature than a real impersonation of the former President. He probably used Nixon's language appropriately, but I don't envision Nixon laying all over his desk the way Spacey did in the story. He almost looked like a reptile looking for his next meal, and rather creepy at that.

It's pretty difficult to imagine that the way Elvis Presley got to see Richard Nixon occurred along the lines depicted in this story. One of the things I got a kick out of and reflected on was how Elvis imagined 1970 as a 'make or break time' for the country, what with rampant drug use escalating and massive demonstrations against the war in Vietnam. And I thought to myself, has there ever been a time in recent memory when it didn't seem like a make or break time for America? And we always manage to work our way through it, just like we will in the present day.

One thing for sure though, if you're interested in this story as history, it will breeze by in what seems a matter of minutes. It's just under an hour and a half long, but it seemed like it was over in fifteen minutes when I watched it. So quick in fact, that there wasn't time for an announcement that Elvis had left the building.

Reviewed by Clifton Johnson 6 / 10

Surreal and interesting, but not cohesive

It is a pretty surreal film in many ways. Elvis dreaming of becoming an undercover agent? Two historical figures' incidental meeting becoming a bigger than life story? It is bizarre. But it works as a strange farce, and it works even better as a meditation on celebrity. I wish that it had transcended those quirky little funny moments into a cohesive story, but it worked pretty well anyway.

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 4 / 10

Federal Agent at-large

This is a fictional account of the historical meeting of the King and the President.

Kevin Spacey wasn't a good cast for Nixon and Michael Shannon was the worst Elvis I have seen since that Chinese guy in that "Ghost Tribe" film. They both looked like fools. It looked like they wanted to make a camp film, but then got cold feet and attempted to make it into something normal. I think the film would have worked better with an all Japanese cast and subtitles. Works as an MST feature.

Guide: F-word. No sex or nudity.

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