Interview Reviews

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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.
August 22, 2008
The movie really started off on a good note, but then it just got repetitive.
March 14, 2008
Even the smart ending feels predictable once it's happened: "Move along," it seems to say, just like those New York cops. "There's nothing to see here."
December 12, 2007
Interview comes across more like an acting exercise than a workable story.
December 9, 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.
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.
November 2, 2007
A talky, tricksy but never particularly convincing or involving drama.
November 2, 2007
There can hardly be a bigger waste of time than this conceited and self-indulgent two-hander directed by Steve Buscemi, remade from a Theo Van Gogh film.
November 2, 2007
The constant see-sawing of emotion eventually becomes repetitive and wearisome.
November 2, 2007
Interview is a decently acted two-hander fringe play that doesn't deserve to be on 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.
November 1, 2007
As an exercise in preconception-shattering, it works reasonably well. But as the characters veer between petulance and intimacy and back again - often within the same verbal exchange - the situation never really rings true.
September 26, 2007
Works better in concept than execution.
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.
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."
September 7, 2007
Emotional honesty in the service of nonsense is still nonsense, no matter how many scabs it manages to pick at.
September 7, 2007
A one-act play in search of a black box theater and an audience unfamiliar with such intense cat-and-mouse character studies as 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
September 6, 2007
There's just one hysterical scene after another, ideal for an acting class but off-putting over the course of even a relatively short film like this one.
August 30, 2007
Remaking a 2003 original by the slain Dutch director Theo van Gogh, Buscemi has produced a charmingly perplexing portrait that's anything but a knockoff.
August 23, 2007
Interview, a mood swing of a film with a trap-door resolution, is never much more than an elliptical exercise in symbiotic insincerity.
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