The Interpreter Reviews

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November 18, 2019
Despite a script that at times seems a little too pretentious, The Interpreter benefits from strong work by Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn and a great sequence that is as tense as any in recent memory.
March 27, 2011
As a character drama about dealing with violence and loss, The Interpreter is a quiet success. Unfortunately, it's a thriller, and all of the qualities that make it a successful character study rob it of the tension a thriller needs to succeed.
April 18, 2009
Much ballyhooed for its on-location filming in and around the United Nations building in Manhattan "The Interpreter" works better as a captivating drama than it does as an espionage thriller due to some sticking plot points that prevent the audience from
August 7, 2008
May 27, 2008
It's a dumb movie masquerading as smart but failing miserably.
September 24, 2007
High-class to a fault, and well-cast in every supporting role ... nevertheless burns with a very low flame.
July 14, 2007
It may not be a perfect film, but it's just nice to see a master at work.
June 2, 2007
Now we know actors are just that, but it's a little hard to suspend disbelief and buy Sean as a government agent out to foil an assassination plot, when just a few months ago he was out to assassinate Richard Nixon on screen.
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
September 25, 2006
The problem with all this sneaking around is that it is rarely ever all that suspenseful.
May 12, 2006
Penn is terrific in his low-key doggedness.
April 1, 2006
Solid, mature and finely acted, but intermittently daft.
February 9, 2006
This is largely a competent, successful thriller, but observing global politics from this perspective is an uncomfortable, frustrating experience.
December 6, 2005
Not a great movie but a nice time and a welcome break from the season's nonstop torrent of interchangeable horror films and Ashton Kutcher comedies.
December 6, 2005
Nothing about The Interpreter strikes us as very original.
November 18, 2005
A tense, satisfying thriller.
October 25, 2005
a film that made their authors feel good, while denying the same experience to the audience
October 7, 2005
The complicated plotting gets increasingly ridiculous as the picture nears conclusion.
September 26, 2005
The film's themes are disappointingly vague and unspecific, built around a fictitious African country that stands for anywhere -- and consequently nowhere.
August 28, 2005
Intriguing, gripping, suspenseful...
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