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Interview with the Assassin Reviews

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November 22, 2002
Begins as a promising meditation on one of America's most durable obsessions but winds up as a slender cinematic stunt.
November 22, 2002
As an exercise in stripped-down filmmaking, Interview is grimly effective.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 22, 2002
In the end, the movie bogs down in insignificance, saying nothing about Kennedy's assassination and revealing nothing about the pathology it pretends to investigate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 22, 2002
It's an interesting effort (particularly for JFK conspiracy nuts), and Barry's cold-fish act makes the experience worthwhile.
November 22, 2002
An uneven exploration of the T-shirt slogan question posed by Walter's claim: Is he paranoid, or is everybody really out to get him?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 22, 2002
Comes off as a film-school stunt that never breathes the air outside its sealed-off universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 22, 2002
An interesting premise that's well executed (no pun intended) and works more often than not. The best part about this film is that it takes you places you have no idea you're going to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 22, 2002
There's no reason to miss Interview with the Assassin
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 21, 2002
Deliciously scary and absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 21, 2002
A savvy exploration of paranoia and insecurity in America's culture of fear.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 21, 2002
Consummate actor Barry has done excellent work here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2002
A refreshingly coherent, engrossing piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 20, 2002
There is enough creativity on display to make the film intriguing. Unlike the subject of the story, however, Interview with the Assassin misses its target.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 20, 2002
...a superior faux documentary that gives credence to all of the conspiracy theories that were spawned by the gunfire in Dealey Plaza so many years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 19, 2002
The casting of Raymond J. Barry as the 'assassin' greatly enhances the quality of Neil Burger's impressive fake documentary.
November 18, 2002
A fantastic premise anchors this movie, but what it needs is either a more rigid, Blair Witch-style commitment to its mockumentary format, or a more straightforward, dramatic treatment, with all the grandiosity that that implies.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 17, 2002
Keep(s) in line with the unique and chilling tradition of great Kennedy conspiracy lore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2002
a compelling fictional documentary featuring a riveting performance from character actor Barry
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 15, 2002
While Interview With the Assassin has a nicely nuanced performance from the veteran character actor Barry, it also has tonal problems.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2002
This cinema verite speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy may have been inspired by Blair Witch, but it takes its techniques into such fresh territory that the film never feels derivative.
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