Interview with the Assassin (2002)

Interview with the Assassin



Critic Consensus: Barry is compellingly creepy as the self-named assassin.

Movie Info

The old man who lives across the street, Walter Ohlinger (Raymond J. Barry), invites his neighbor, Ron Kobeleski (Dylan Haggerty), over because he has a secret that he's never told anyone: He claims he was the grassy knoll assassin who shot John F. Kennedy and wants Haggerty to document his confession. He has the bullet casing which he saved and says there is one witness left alive who can prove his story. The two search for the man that hired Ohlinger, but are thwarted by mysterious forces who … More

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Neil Burger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 17, 2003
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site


as Walter Ohlinger

as Ron Kobeleski

as Karen Kobeleski

as Sharon Kobeleski

as Steven Wu

as Jimmy Jones

as Babysitter

as Walter's Ex-Wife

as John Seymour Jr.

as Gary Deetz

as Alan Delvecchio

as Marine Guard

as John Seymour Sr.

as Secret Service Agent...

as Secret Service Agent...

as Ron Kobeleski
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Critic Reviews for Interview with the Assassin

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (19)

I haven't yet decided whether Burger is exposing our paranoia or exploiting it, but if people are more inclined to believe him than the Warren Report, is that his fault?

Full Review… | March 30, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Interview With the Assassin is a satisfying picture that like a pot of water on the stove keeps heating up until it explodes.

Full Review… | January 1, 2009
Top Critic

There are no big-name actors and no fancy camera work. But that's what makes it interesting.

Full Review… | March 13, 2003
Miami Herald
Top Critic

This film offers a compelling scenario of what could have happened.

Full Review… | November 26, 2002
Top Critic

[Barry] gives Assassin a disquieting authority.

November 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Begins as a promising meditation on one of America's most durable obsessions but winds up as a slender cinematic stunt.

Full Review… | November 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Interview with the Assassin

Intriguing enough mock doc about JFK's second shooter is propelled by performances.

William Goss

Super Reviewer

loved the concept....effective camera work and superior acting by Barry..this makes the film all the more believable and is a chilling variation on the JFK conspiracy

alan jay

Super Reviewer

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