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Interview with the Assassin Reviews

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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-
June 17, 2003
It could've been a great thriller, but not once does Burger create a believable moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 12, 2002
Never quite transcends jokester status ... and the punchline doesn't live up to Barry's dead-eyed, perfectly chilled delivery.
November 15, 2002
Few of the increasingly far-fetched events that first-time writer-director Neil Burger follows up with are terribly convincing, which is a pity, considering Barry's terrific performance.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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 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
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
January 2, 2012
it adds no substantial insights into the mind of an assassin
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 5, 2003
As for the script, it wanders around in circles when it should be building a sense of paranoia and menace.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 29, 2002
The film has a difficult time shaking its Blair Witch Project real-time roots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
September 25, 2002
May reawaken discussion of the Kennedy assassination but this fictional film looks made for cable rather than for the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 8, 2002
An achingly enthralling premise, the film is hindered by uneven dialogue and plot lapses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 14, 2002
A cleverly crafted but ultimately hollow mockumentary.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 15, 2002
More of an intriguing curiosity than a gripping thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 22, 2002
Begins as a promising meditation on one of America's most durable obsessions but winds up as a slender cinematic stunt.
January 12, 2003
A Blair Witch-inspired mockumentary that, while based on a brilliant premise, is disappointingly bumpy nonetheless.
August 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2002
By the end, the flick can't support its intriguing premise and ends up like a shell casing clanging on pavement: more hollow than whole.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 31, 2003
...best 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+
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