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The Interpreter Reviews

Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Penn is terrific in his low-key doggedness.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 12, 2006
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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This is largely a competent, successful thriller, but observing global politics from this perspective is an uncomfortable, frustrating experience.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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The film's themes are disappointingly vague and unspecific, built around a fictitious African country that stands for anywhere -- and consequently nowhere.

Full Review Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 5, 2005
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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I was steadily absorbed by The Interpreter, even though much of the plot didn't make a great deal of sense.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 28, 2005
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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While it pains me to beat up on Pollack, who, in addition to being a consistently wonderful actor, is at least attempting to make movies the old-fashioned way, it pains me more to actually sit through his movies.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

April 23, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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As a straight-ahead thriller, the movie is enjoyable and stirring much of the time.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

April 22, 2005
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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You're left with admirable, even noble, wreckage, but wreckage it is.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

April 22, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Rare is the movie where the performances can make up for an almost fatally flawed script. This is one of them.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2005
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Ticks along like a freshly wound-up clock, smart and precise, keeping its audience just breathless enough not to notice that more than two hours have passed.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2005
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's hard to know what is more impressive, the artistry of The Interpreter or the sheer craft of it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2005
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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This is a finely balanced and crafted motion picture.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's fitting that a movie about communication should be so chatty that it talks much of the drama right out of itself.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

April 22, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The confused script even bungles its central dramatic situation.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

April 22, 2005
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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An intelligent, old-fashioned nail-biter.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2005
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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An uncommonly well-crafted political thriller.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2005
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Where the bricks of plot lack the mortar of credibility, there ain't much building going on.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 22, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Pollack drives this movie as if it's a well-tuned automobile, taking turns smoothly, accelerating at the right moments then easing off the gas pedal without ever losing momentum.

| Original Score: B

April 22, 2005
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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When the film trusts the audience, The Interpreter is an intriguing outing.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2005
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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Top-notch entertainment.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

April 22, 2005
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Chokes on its well-meant outrage and leaves a moth-eaten plot and handful of nonsense characters on its way to a dopey finish.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

April 22, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Not only is the movie topical -- brushing up against subjects as wide-ranging as ethnic cleansing and terrorism -- but it's also a bit old-fashioned, at least in the skillful way it blends character and events.

| Original Score: B

April 22, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Fairly decent entertainment.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 22, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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An exceedingly smart thriller that flirts with political reality, something you don't expect in a Hollywood film as slick as this one.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What I admire most about the film is the way it enters the terms of this world -- of international politics, security procedures, shifting motives -- and observes the details of all-night stakeouts, shop talk, and interlocking motives and strategies.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 21, 2005
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A good film that would very much like to be better, but that was not to be.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 21, 2005
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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As always, Pollack's polished professionalism reps a significant pleasure in itself, and the presence of the U.N. front-and-center is a spectacle to behold.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 21, 2005
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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It's a thoughtful and thought-provoking thriller that doesn't pander to the audience for the sake of creating thrills.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

April 21, 2005
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Conventionally described as a political thriller, but The Interpreter is as apolitical as it is unthrilling.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 21, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Like certain prescriptions, The Interpreter can cause drowsiness and should not be viewed while operating heavy machinery.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 21, 2005
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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It's refreshing to come across a big-budget Hollywood production that expects the viewer to pay attention and that acknowledges there is a world beyond the United States' borders.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

April 21, 2005
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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The picture gets so bogged down in inconsistencies of plot and improbabilities of character that it begins to look as if it were shot not at the U.N. but in Congress.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 21, 2005
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The movie will grab you.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 21, 2005
David Edelstein
Slate
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Too bloated with its own significance to deliver the requisite thrills.

Full Review Source: Slate

April 21, 2005
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Muddled, dreary and preposterous.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 21, 2005
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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If you're on your toes you'll have fingered at least one of the perps 20 minutes into the movie.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 21, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The movie's sense of menace diminishes, instead of mounts, with each new break-in, booby trap and corpse.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It is the sort of thoughtful, grown-up entertainment that the big studios hardly make anymore.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

April 21, 2005
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Pollack is a solid worker bee, but he would be the first to admit he is no Hitchcock.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 21, 2005
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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As sleek and solid as a late-'50s Cadillac, The Interpreter is very much your father's -- perhaps, your grandfather's -- thriller. And that's a good thing.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

April 21, 2005
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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The kind of polished, exciting treat the movies should give us far more regularly.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 21, 2005
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Such, unfortunately, is the pitfall for thrillers that aim to be more literate and grownup than the usual fare: they sometimes forget to thrill.

April 20, 2005
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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An old pro's demonstration of how a politically relevant big-release flick can still effectively be done.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

April 20, 2005
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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[A] reasonably effective and old-school geopolitical thriller.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 19, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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You have two big movie stars reminding us of how they became movie stars. Because they're great actors.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 18, 2005
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Thrillers don't get much smarter.

March 31, 2005
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