Interview (2007)



Critic Consensus: Captivating performances from Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller make a seemingly simple premise gripping and entertaining.

Movie Info

A top political journalist, whose career is fading, has a falling out with his editor, and then, against his will, he has to interview the country's most popular soap actress.

Rating: R (for language including sexual references, and some drug use)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Buscemi, David Schechter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 11, 2007
Box Office: $0.3M
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Critic Reviews for Interview

All Critics (125) | Top Critics (39)

Ultimately, this two-hander feels limited in scale, but frisky and diverting while it's on.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

The resulting film is a boring hour-and-a-half of watching two immature adults sink down to the Lord of the Flies lowest for no reason and hurl bile and vitriol at each other.

Full Review… | August 25, 2008

The movie really started off on a good note, but then it just got repetitive.

Full Review… | August 22, 2008
Sin Magazine

From its opening frame to its final revelation, Interview hums with life.

Full Review… | December 12, 2007

Interview comes across more like an acting exercise than a workable story.

Full Review… | December 12, 2007

I can't get on the Sienna Miller bandwagon. I can damn with faint praise: she's perfectly competent as an actor -- but that's it.

Full Review… | December 9, 2007
Flick Filosopher

Audience Reviews for Interview


A former political reporter interviews a soap opera actress.
Largely a two-hander, Interview features strong performances by the two leads, writer/director Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller. The chemistry between the two actors is strong, and Miller, especially, is able to find nuances in the banal.
The script's pace seems off. It's hard to hold a film audience's interest with only two characters and a single set, and when the camera should be moving, it isn't and vice versa. Buscemi isn't a great director, but he gives himself and Miller plenty of freedom, which saves the film from becoming too trivial and claustrophobic.
Overall, this film is decent and worth seeing if only for the leading actors.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

The characters are not very likable, but they are never boring, and are quite fascinating. The dialogue is well-written, very biting, and makes for some really good battles of wit and ego. Buscemi (Who stars, directs, and co-wrote the script) is fantastic as the frustrated, bitter journalist with skeletons in his closet. He's my favorite actor, and I love him as a director, but it's Sienna Miller who really amazes me here. She is excellent as the vapid, manipulative starlet who has a lot more depth to her, and is smarter than she leads on. This is a good movie, but it would be amazing and much better off as a stage play.

Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

Good performances from both actors and nicely directed by Buscemi but for all its theatrics, its let down by a predictable and unimpressive 'Twist' ending. Worth watching for the script alone!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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