Interview Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 2, 2007
Interview is well-made but depends almost entirely on its acting. Neither of the two principals let it down, even when the screenplay isn't quite as sharp as it could have been.
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
Essentially it's a game of verbal ping-pong and, even if cynicism wins the day too easily in the end, the interplay is lively and intriguing.
November 1, 2007
Ultimately, this two-hander feels limited in scale, but frisky and diverting while it's on.
August 16, 2007
A mixed bag of realism and arch, dramatic exaggeration.
August 10, 2007
This movie keeps falling out of rhythm just when it should be picking up pace. It's a fitful piece of wrong beginnings and false ends.
August 10, 2007
Interview feels more like a lab experiment/tribute than a committed, personal drama, leaving us with the sense that Buscemi wanted to feel more connected to this material than he actually did.
August 9, 2007
Buscemi's film conveys the spirit of its source material but doesn't make a satisfying transmogrification out of its homage.
August 8, 2007
Stick with it for Miller's gutsy tour de force and the kick of watching Buscemi, as actor and filmmaker, turn an experiment into a mesmerizing battle of wills.
August 3, 2007
I'll just say that Buscemi, who also directed and co-wrote, knows a lot about making movies but little about journalism.
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.
August 2, 2007
An eminently watchable contest between two actors at the top of their games.
July 27, 2007
Interview slyly keeps you watching, wondering who will emerge from this long night's journey.
July 25, 2007
Mr. Buscemi and Ms. Miller prove that they are fully up to the task of carrying a whole movie on their shoulders without any help from the other characters.
July 23, 2007
A bitter, darkly funny little slice of arsenic, with some of the most stinging dialogue since Closer.
July 20, 2007
The most impressive thing about Interview is how much shock it manages to muster over the walloping nonrevelation that, now more than ever, hype begets headlines. Next up: the rich are getting richer!
July 20, 2007
Despite the fact that both protagonists are equally appalling, the screenplay seems to have a soft spot for the woman. However, this doesn't take away from the fun of watching the two characters tear each other to pieces.
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.
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