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The Interpreter Reviews

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Cole Smithey
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
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
High-class to a fault, and well-cast in every supporting role ... nevertheless burns with a very low flame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
It may not be a perfect film, but it's just nice to see a master at work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Solid, mature and finely acted, but intermittently daft.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
A tense, satisfying thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael Szymanski
August 28, 2005
Intriguing, gripping, suspenseful...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David N. Butterworth
July 21, 2005
Another international accent from Kidman, another brooding, broken man from Penn, and another taut, tense, political thriller from director Pollack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
June 7, 2005
Succeeds because it focuses on a lost art of cinema: Character development.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 13, 2005
effectively merges important political issues with mass-market entertainment without canceling each other out
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
May 12, 2005
Moody mix of international politics and inner conflict makes for a thought-provoking thriller -- just ignore the trailer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 6, 2005
It takes a filmmaker of rigid moral fiber to actually blanket multiplexes with a fictional tale that might ruffle feathers in high places... This movie isn't quite there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 1, 2005
It's not a Great Thriller, but it's a more than welcome diversion, and a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
April 29, 2005
... A thriller that favors solid, old-fashioned filmmaking over cheap gimmicks and special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
April 29, 2005
A must, even at full price.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 28, 2005
I was steadily absorbed by The Interpreter, even though much of the plot didn't make a great deal of sense.
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
April 28, 2005
Adult-level entertainment doesn't get much better than this.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
April 27, 2005
...Becomes a little convoluted and long, but the majority of the time I was interested, involved, and only occasionally perplexed by Penn's arbitrariness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005
Paul Myers
Georgia Straight
May 1, 2005

Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2005
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