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      Elvis & Nixon

      2016, Comedy, 1h 26m

      158 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Elvis & Nixon may not do much to expand on its absurdly iconic photographic source material, but it's rarely less than engaging thanks to its talented starring duo. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      In December 1970, rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) travels to the White House to request a meeting with President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey).

      • Rating: R (Some Language)

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Liza Johnson

      • Producer: Holly Wiersma, Cassian Elwes, Cary Elwes

      • Writer: Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal, Cary Elwes

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $1.0M

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      • Distributor: Bleecker Street Media

      • Production Co: Elevated, Amazon Studios, Benaroya Pictures, Autumn Productions, Holly Wiersma

      Cast & Crew

      Tracy Letts
      Ashley Benson
      Ahna O'Reilly
      Ritchie Montgomery
      Danny McCarthy
      Jeff Caperton
      Joey Sagal
      Hanala Sagal
      Cary Elwes
      John K. MacDonald
      David Hansen
      Laura Rister
      Robert Ogden Barnum
      Lisa Wolofsky
      Ali Jazayeri
      Amy Rodrigue
      Michael Benaroya
      Byron Wetzel
      Michael Shannon
      Jason A. Micallef
      Kevin Tent
      Jerry Schilling

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      • Jul 20, 2017

        It's hard to say how much of this meeting is actually based on facts, and how much is fantasy. The two historical figures are not exactly portrayed very flatteringly, but is fun to see two acting giants like Spacey and Shannon meet. Their conversation is pretty quirky, just like the entire film, but not exactly laugh-out-loud-funny. That makes for an entertaining tale but not an entirely memorable one.

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      • Jan 03, 2017

        Even if it doesn't have that much to offer apart from being an amusing curiosity about an iconic moment immortalized in a photograph, the film is super funny and fun to watch, with great dialogue and two priceless performances by Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey.

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      • Dec 21, 2016

        Quirky and fun, Elvis & Nixon is a lighthearted indie comedy about the surprisingly true story behind one of the most famous photographs in the National Archives. On the eve of Christmas 1970 the King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis Presley, makes a surprise visit to the White House hoping to get a meeting with President Richard Nixon; who reluctantly takes the meeting and finds that Elvis is quite different than he had expected. Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey both give excellent performances and do a great job with the dry humor. But the writing's a little weak; as the plot's a bit thin and doesn't go into much depth. And the directing is fairly pedestrian, not really bringing a lot of energy to the film. Yet the strong performances are able to elevate the material and make Elvis & Nixon incredibly interesting and quite entertaining.

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      • Dec 19, 2016

        Michael Shannon is superb as Elvis in this. Exceedingly well done, with great music and the superb Kevin Spacey too.

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