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Interview With the Assassin Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 22, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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As an exercise in stripped-down filmmaking, Interview is grimly effective.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 22, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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In the end, the movie bogs down in insignificance, saying nothing about Kennedy's assassination and revealing nothing about the pathology it pretends to investigate.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

November 22, 2002
Kim Morgan

It's an interesting effort (particularly for JFK conspiracy nuts), and Barry's cold-fish act makes the experience worthwhile.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

November 22, 2002
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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An uneven exploration of the T-shirt slogan question posed by Walter's claim: Is he paranoid, or is everybody really out to get him?

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 22, 2002
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Comes off as a film-school stunt that never breathes the air outside its sealed-off universe.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 22, 2002

An interesting premise that's well executed (no pun intended) and works more often than not. The best part about this film is that it takes you places you have no idea you're going to go.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 22, 2002
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

There's no reason to miss Interview with the Assassin

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2002
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Deliciously scary and absorbing.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

November 21, 2002
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
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A savvy exploration of paranoia and insecurity in America's culture of fear.

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

November 21, 2002
Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune
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Consummate actor Barry has done excellent work here.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 21, 2002
Margaret Berry

A refreshingly coherent, engrossing piece.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

November 21, 2002
Larry Carroll

There is enough creativity on display to make the film intriguing. Unlike the subject of the story, however, Interview with the Assassin misses its target.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B-

November 20, 2002
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a superior faux documentary that gives credence to all of the conspiracy theories that were spawned by the gunfire in Dealey Plaza so many years ago.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

November 20, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The casting of Raymond J. Barry as the 'assassin' greatly enhances the quality of Neil Burger's impressive fake documentary.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

November 19, 2002
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A fantastic premise anchors this movie, but what it needs is either a more rigid, Blair Witch-style commitment to its mockumentary format, or a more straightforward, dramatic treatment, with all the grandiosity that that implies.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: C+

November 18, 2002
Rob Blackwelder

Keep(s) in line with the unique and chilling tradition of great Kennedy conspiracy lore.

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

November 17, 2002
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

a compelling fictional documentary featuring a riveting performance from character actor Barry

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

November 17, 2002
John Anderson
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While Interview With the Assassin has a nicely nuanced performance from the veteran character actor Barry, it also has tonal problems.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

November 15, 2002
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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This cinema verite speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy may have been inspired by Blair Witch, but it takes its techniques into such fresh territory that the film never feels derivative.

November 15, 2002
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