- Rooting for the Empire: Nixon may be a Villain Protagonist and Acceptable Targets but everyone was rooting for him when he told the wannabe power-brokers to stuff it.
- What The Hell, Casting Agency?: Some critics had this reaction to Anthony Hopkins playing Nixon, since even with heavy make-up he bears zero resemblance to the real thing. That said, few criticized his actual performance.
- The Woobie: Richard Nixon
- Jerkass Woobie: Let's be real here.