Frost/Nixon Leaving Some Critics Cold
Posted 10.15.08 by reelz
When news broke that Frost/Nixon, the acclaimed
stage play from British playwright Peter Morgan, was going to be adapted for the big screen with Academy favorite Ron
Howard attached to direct, pundits immediately pegged it as a potential Oscar
Looks like something was lost in the translation.
According to Los Angeles
Times writer Patrick Goldstein, reviews so far have been decidedly mixed for the flick,
which premiered last night at the London Film Festival. Criticism for Frost/Nixon
is broad-based, with director Howard and co-stars Frank Langella and Michael
Sheen all taking their lumps.
Frost/Nixon could very well turn out to be the Mitt Romney of
the Oscar race: Good-looking, highly-hyped, and destined for an early exit.
Us Yanks will get the chance to form our own opinion on Frost/Nixon
when it opens in select theaters on December 5th.