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Reviews: The Interview (2014)

interviewReviews for this film from our members:

  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Mas allá de lo evidente -que no era para tanto revuelo-, la nueva gansada de James Franco, Seth Rogen y Evan Goldberg es una comedia divertida e irregular, con un subtexto hilarante y momentos audaces, aunque un poco pesada en conjunto. A destacar un gran Randall Park.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: The Interview’ isn’t quite a great comedy — some of the jokes are cheap (even for this kind of movie), you can’t buy it a female character worth a damn, and poor Lizzy Caplan disappears for so long in the second half, I forgot she was even in it. But it’s funny and strange, with an admirably gonzo sensibility, and it approaches the job of mocking Kim with the appropriate degree of joy-buzzer delight.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
    • Excerpt: Though overlong, The Interview elicits a good number of laughs from its go-for-broke execution and boundless energy.
  • Michael Dequina @ The Movie Report
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: v“The Interview,” which reportedly has Kim Jong Un foaming at the mouth, would have hit Red Box by New Year’s and been in the cutout bins at WalMart by the Fourth of July without the free publicity he’s given it. The controversy is far more entertaining than the movie.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: If anything, The Interview is too obvious in terms of its insights and too imprecise in terms of the humor it uses to bolster them.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Silly, sloppy and sophomoric – to paraphrase Shakespeare, it’s much ado about very little.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The scattershot script is just a succession of jokes pitched at the lowest form of toilet humor. In other words The Interview is more of an attack on the fabric of good taste than a threat to the North Korean regime.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: It could have always been more clever, more subversive, and even more outrageous, but “The Interview” is a ballsy-enough goof, nothing more and nothing less, that packs on the guffaws like nuclear missiles.
  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: The Interview is much more (and much better) than it is being given credit for.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Fun and enjoyable enough, ‘The Interview’ will ultimately only be remembered for reasons other than the film.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: It wasn’t worth it. After all the news, the threats, the controversy, the hacks, the delays, the most talked about film of the 2014 turns out to be nothing more than a weak, third-rate man-child comedy that isn’t funny enough to fill a three minute sketch on Saturday Night Live.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: “The Interview” is a mediocre comedy that will go down in history for a plethora of reasons that have little to do with the film itself. It could mark the first time in history that a movie was used as an excuse to provoke a war.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
Updated: June 10, 2015 — 10:51 pm

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