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The Assassination of Richard Nixon

3 Ratings: 1.0
A movie directed by Niels Mueller

Sean Penn (looking rather Rupert Pupkin-like) is Samuel Bicke, whose life, circa 1974, has become unbearable. His wife (Naomi Watts) has left him, his dead-end sales job is killing him--even his best friend (Don Cheadle) has had enough. Bicke's a … see full wiki

Director: Niels Mueller
Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 29, 2004
MPAA Rating: R
3 reviews about The Assassination of Richard Nixon
review by . April 19, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Sean Penn      Cons: Narrative style, flat characters, dull story      The Bottom Line: Don't bother unless you are a Sean Penn fan, then put it at the bottom of your list.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. The kindest thing I can say about The Assassination of Richard Nixon</i> is that it is uninspired despite being one of those “inspired by” or “based on”stories.&nbs …
review by . April 08, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Sean Penn, all the way     Cons: none     The Bottom Line:   “your days are numbered  And everybody wants to be there  but no one wants to stay around  'cause everybody feels defeated”  ~Rehab     You know that saying ‘some days you are the windshield and some days you are the bug’? That pretty much sums up the life of Sam Bicke. The Assassination of Richard …
review by . April 28, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON is clearly one of the most profoundly disturbing films of the past few years. It is a shocker that is all the more powerful for the low-key presentation that acts as a prelude to a pitiful tragedy. The added fact that this story, so creatively written for the screen by Director Niels Mueller and screenwriter Kevin Kennedy, is based on true story makes it all the more harrowing.    Few of us knew about the tale of Sam Byck who on February 27, …
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