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Was Nixon good, bad, both, neither or something else altogether?
It is puzzling, to say the least, why a movie this good is so hard to come by, especially when one considers how well-known the director is.
SECRET HONOR invites us to spend an intimate evening alone with the only man ever to resign the presidency, Richard Nixon.
A tour de force performance by Philip Baker Hall makes this fascinating to watch. It's all fantasy but in some respects, Hall's portrayal of Nixon is probably closer to the Nixon... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Will o' the Wisp
This is a profoundly thoughtful profile of the complex man. It's a one-man show and a masterpiece. All who are hooked on Nixon will find it electrifying. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ronald Haak
Note: 5 Star Quality, but this one man performance piece is not for everyone.
Before his resurgence with "The Player," there was a time when Robert Altman was out of... Read more
I saw this movie when it premiered on HBO in the 80's. I was riveted by Hall's performance. I soon believed I was looking at and into the REAL Richard Nixon. Read morePublished on August 4, 2012 by Charles Cusumano
This film is extraordinary - why would you bother to give it 3 stars? Seriously, what flaw is there? Read morePublished on April 8, 2011 by Dan Greene
Secret Honor might have caused a storm in 1984 when it was released, but today it appears tame when compared to the likes of Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, the Tea Partiers, the... Read morePublished on May 12, 2010 by Zarathustra
SECRET HONOR is sort of a stream of consciousness representaion of the contents of Richard Nixon's tortured psyche as his drunken mind tries to come to terms with his betrayal of... Read morePublished on March 26, 2009 by Karen Shaub
About 15 minutes into Philip Baker Hall's tour de force performance I was reminded of another filmed one-man show that resonates with me to this day. Spike Lee's Huey P. Read morePublished on December 9, 2007 by Aco
A filmed adaptation of Philip Baker Hall's tour de force one-man show, Altman's "Secret Honor" presents Nixon as a blustering paranoid-obsessive consumed by rage and a crippling... Read morePublished on July 9, 2007 by John Farr