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Interview Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 16, 2007
After some impressive banter that hints at interesting character insights, the film loses steam at the halfway mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
July 21, 2007
As the action moves from the restaurant and ultimately to Katja's spacious loft apartment, Interview becomes a house guest who has worn out his welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 16, 2007
A mixed bag of realism and arch, dramatic exaggeration.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 21, 2007
Rainer Werner Fassbinder might have been able to make us care for these characters; Buscemi and Miller are only able to get us to concede their chops.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 3, 2007
Interview has its moments but they can't prevent it from feeling a little long winded and unsatisfying. The premise makes it sound more interesting than the in-theater experience delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
I frankly could not care about either of the people on screen. She comes off as a spoiled, manipulative and nasty woman and he is equally repellent.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 7, 2007
What they're doing is so uninteresting, and their characters so unlikable, that it becomes an exercise in futility.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 25, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/10
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 22, 2008
The movie really started off on a good note, but then it just got repetitive.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
There is precious damn little about watching a reporter and an actress trying to outsmart each other that could possibly be described as "compelling."
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
July 17, 2007
"Interview" is an actor's showcase movie that could, and should, have been made by a couple of talented student actors trying to break out of their off-off Broadway gigs.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Karl French
Financial Times
November 2, 2007
A talky, tricksy but never particularly convincing or involving drama.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 13, 2007
Director Steve Buscemi is not to be faulted for his filmmaking or acting skills, but as co-writer he could have done better than the false-sounding dialogue.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 20, 2007
Despite a few interesting twists and ambiguities, the main revelation -- that the reporter is an insufferable snob -- doesn't seem worth the 84 minutes devoted to spelling it out.
Aubrey Day
Total Film
November 2, 2007
Interview is a decent showcase for the talents of its stars, but may leave you in doubt over the talents of its originator. Hopefully the other Van Gogh remakes in production will sport more smartness and subtlety.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
December 12, 2007
Interview comes across more like an acting exercise than a workable story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
July 19, 2007
Van Gogh has now received the most profound posthumous tribute that the American film industry could possibly bestow with this tepid and only fitfully interesting remake of his own 2003 feature of the same name.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
November 2, 2007
It pretends to be about the games of deceit that go on between men and women, but it's really just a squib on the culture of celebrity, and the cynical conclusion that's meant to pull us up short is feeble and silly beyond patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 12, 2007
Sprawling its intriguing capital in all directions, Interview falls short even in reaching that commonest of denominators: the cinematic puff piece.
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
September 7, 2007
Emotional honesty in the service of nonsense is still nonsense, no matter how many scabs it manages to pick at.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 18, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
December 1, 2007
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