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Interview with the Assassin Reviews

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March 30, 2009
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?
January 29, 2009
Rises above its modest production values and fairly simple idea by way of veteran character actor Raymond J. Barry's riveting performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2009
Interview With the Assassin is a satisfying picture that like a pot of water on the stove keeps heating up until it explodes.
November 2, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2003
Barry convinces us he's a dangerous, secretly unhinged guy who could easily have killed a president because it made him feel powerful.
March 13, 2003
There are no big-name actors and no fancy camera work. But that's what makes it interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 20, 2003
Writer-director Burger imaginatively fans the embers of a dormant national grief and curiosity that has calcified into chronic cynicism and fear.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2003 seen as speculative history, as much an exploration of the paranoid impulse as a creative sequel to the Warren Report.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B+
January 8, 2003
Works because we're never sure if Ohlinger's on the level or merely a dying, delusional man trying to get into the history books before he croaks.
December 7, 2002 impressive and challenging piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
December 2, 2002
Whereas Oliver Stone's conspiracy thriller JFK was long, intricate, star-studded and visually flashy, Interview with the Assassin draws its considerable power from simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 26, 2002
Consistently interesting, often suspenseful, and endearingly silly.
| Original Score: B+
November 26, 2002
This film offers a compelling scenario of what could have happened.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 25, 2002
For most of the distance the picture provides a satisfyingly unsettling ride into the dark places of our national psyche.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 23, 2002
The film is worth seeing if only for Barry's excellent performance.
November 22, 2002
[Barry] gives Assassin a disquieting authority.
November 22, 2002
As an exercise in stripped-down filmmaking, Interview is grimly effective.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 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
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