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Interview with the Assassin (2002)

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Critic Consensus: Barry is compellingly creepy as the self-named assassin.

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The old man who lives across the street, Walter Ohlinger (Raymond J. Barry), invites his neighbor, Ron Kobeleski (Dylan Haggerty), over because he has a secret that he's never told anyone: He claims he was the grassy knoll assassin who shot John F. Kennedy and wants Haggerty to document his confession. He has the bullet casing which he saved and says there is one witness left alive who can prove his story. The two search for the man that hired Ohlinger, but are thwarted by mysterious forces who seemingly wish to keep Ohlinger's story suppressed. Interview With the Assassin is shot almost completely from the perspective of Haggerty's video camera and it ties in a number of well-known Kennedy-assassination-related conspiracy theories, though doesn't mix them all up like Oliver Stone's JFK.more
Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Neil Burger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 17, 2003
Runtime:
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site

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Cast

Raymond J. Barry
as Walter Ohlinger
Dylan Haggerty (II)
as Ron Kobeleski
Renee Faia
as Karen Kobeleski
Kelsey Kemper
as Sharon Kobeleski
Dennis Lau
as Steven Wu
Jared McVay
as Jimmy Jones
Christel Khalil
as Babysitter
Kate Williamson
as Walter's Ex-Wife
Jack Tate
as John Seymour Jr.
Nick Mize
as Gary Deetz
James Hiser
as Alan Delvecchio
Mike Wood
as Marine Guard
Darrell Sandeen
as John Seymour Sr.
Evan O'Meara
as Secret Service Agent...
Robert Samuel Thomps...
as Secret Service Agent...
Dylan Haggerty
as Ron Kobeleski
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Critic Reviews for Interview with the Assassin

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (19)

I haven't yet decided whether Burger is exposing our paranoia or exploiting it, but if people are more inclined to believe him than the Warren Report, is that his fault?

Full Review… | March 30, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Interview With the Assassin is a satisfying picture that like a pot of water on the stove keeps heating up until it explodes.

Full Review… | January 1, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

There are no big-name actors and no fancy camera work. But that's what makes it interesting.

Full Review… | March 13, 2003
Miami Herald
Top Critic

This film offers a compelling scenario of what could have happened.

Full Review… | November 26, 2002
ReelViews
Top Critic

[Barry] gives Assassin a disquieting authority.

November 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Begins as a promising meditation on one of America's most durable obsessions but winds up as a slender cinematic stunt.

Full Review… | November 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Interview with the Assassin

Intriguing enough mock doc about JFK's second shooter is propelled by performances.

wbgoose13
William Goss

Super Reviewer

loved the concept....effective camera work and superior acting by Barry..this makes the film all the more believable and is a chilling variation on the JFK conspiracy

alanjayh
alan jay

Super Reviewer

½

Do not read too much into Burger's mockumentary; it's just having a lark, poking fun at conspiracy theorists, taking the piss out of the dozens of docs out there that present themselves as The Real Story About the Killing of John Kennedy. It never quite finds a way out of its own built-in dead-end.

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