The Intern Reviews

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February 5, 2019
I can't get the antiquated misogynistic, paternalistic norms out of my head.
November 26, 2018
De Niro and Hathaway are on good form, though the film's attitude to working women is bizarre. You can see why companies want retired interns - with their final salary pensions they're the only people who can afford to work unpaid in New York.
August 30, 2018
The film lacked the heart and the conviction that I was expecting, given the weighty premise. The missed opportunity is frustrating, especially from a film that has so much going for it.
August 22, 2018
The Brooklyn setting looks fabulous, with everyone living a glossy mag lifestyle, but nothing about the situation rings true and the comedy is cavity-causing sweet.
August 21, 2018
"The Intern" couldn't decide what the story truly is about and it just becomes a dull mess with no direction and focal point.
January 11, 2018
The Intern is a typical Nancy Meyers movie with some of her work's usual virtues, but also all of her usual flaws, this time perhaps more pronounced than ever.
December 3, 2017
Jules (Hathaway) creates a booming business, but a group of older men in suits thinks she needs an older man in a suit to run her company. So, who shows up to provide her with the guidance and backbone she needs? An older man in a suit. Disappointing.
October 14, 2017
The problem with The Intern is that it's always about the changes Jules can make to better fit into traditional ideals of womanhood, and not how Jules can redefine those roles and definitions to make the world work for her.
August 16, 2017
Unfortunately, [The Intern] contains too many discordant pieces, resulting in a story that is largely tone-deaf to the message it is trying to share.
June 27, 2017
The Intern is repulsive.
June 8, 2016
Largely inoffensive if a bit tone oblivious, The Intern suggests a lot of experience goes a long way even in the modern business world.
January 30, 2016
Hathaway plays much better against DeNiro's pin-striped persona when she's biting into her role with a Miranda Priestly boorishness.
January 26, 2016
Some films have grace notes; this one has what might be more appropriately termed graceless notes.
January 9, 2016
Faux-feminist and whitewashily liberal. A movie that wants us to feel bad for a female executive-who's actually high-power-privileged-only for a great white father-substitute to be her perpetual personal cheer-er is far from feminist and damn near stupid.
November 11, 2015
There's a lot less going on in The Intern - the story of an old guy who goes to work for one of those fancy new e-commerce places, whatever that is - than meets the eye, or the funny bone.
October 15, 2015
It is strange seeing De Niro playing a nice, normal old dude and not insane, edgy, enraged and/or emotionally constipated, and you also can't help but think that Meyers' movie would have worked better if he had shot someone.
October 12, 2015
The story fails to embrace the humor in the premise, resulting in a sappy melodrama that tries too hard to bring you to tears. [Full review in Spanish]
October 11, 2015
A fun and warm-hearted first hour here is undermined by the film's preachy and unfocused second half.
October 9, 2015
For a movie that's supposedly about life experience, The Intern shows very little.
October 5, 2015
Nancy Myers' feminist discourse feels outdated, the movie is too long and doesn't really explore the themes it presents. [Full review in Spanish]
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