The Intern Reviews

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July 22, 2016
There's something powerful in that, in the simple fact that The Intern is so sympathetic to its older character-so resolutely on the side of a person who might, in other contexts, be dismissed or ignored or, as is so often the case, invisible.
October 14, 2015
Thanks largely to performances by De Niro and Hathaway, The Intern is a gentle, enjoyable fantasy-and certainly Meyers's best film in more than a decade.
October 8, 2015
This earnest, effusive haut-bourgeois fantasy, by the writer and director Nancy Meyers, runs roughshod over rational skepticism with the force of her life experience.
October 2, 2015
Starring in Nancy Meyers' comedy The Intern, is Robert De Niro, improbably cast as an avuncular retiree with a twinkling gaze, an affable -- if slightly twisted -- smile and an abundance of tact.
October 1, 2015
The Intern is a lavish workplace comedy that asks the question: What would it be like if we caught up with Andy from The Devil Wears Prada a decade later? ... The answer is, to be frank, agony.
October 1, 2015
I sometimes have a bit of a sweet tooth for Nancy Meyers's Ephron-lite diversions, but this, frankly ... eww.
September 28, 2015
The Intern degenerates into a series of monologues about ambition and relationships and having it all. As the speeches pile up, our goodwill dissipates, and so does the film's magic.
September 27, 2015
In keeping everything so polite, The Intern, while being a pleasant and watchable movie, is also entirely ephemeral. Maybe that's why, like Meyers' other films, The Intern will likely be so re-watchable, too.
September 25, 2015
There's not much here story-wise. But when Meyers wants to write an involving scene with characters thinking and feeling the way humans think and feel, you want to applaud.
September 25, 2015
Nobody does visually pleasing, occasionally funny escapist entertainment about goodhearted rich people trying their best to do the right thing better than Nancy Meyers.
September 25, 2015
"The Intern" is like one of those candies you put in your mouth that starts off tasting sweet - until it suddenly turns lip-puckering sour.
September 25, 2015
It's not much of a movie. But raging bull Robert De Niro, suited up to play for humor and heart, proves he can be a world-class charmer.
September 25, 2015
A movie that doesn't do justice to an invigorating premise.
September 25, 2015
"The Intern" may be predictable, but it's far from empty.
September 24, 2015
A better, funnier and more considered movie than much of what passes for nonfranchise studio filmmaking, even as it shows a world almost exclusively white, straight and upmarket.
September 24, 2015
In terms of comedic and dramatic content, The Intern is hit-and-miss. Notions about ageism and corporate prejudice against female CEOs are grazed but not explored in a meaningful or compelling way.
September 24, 2015
De Niro and Hathaway's charms plus a sparkling script make for feel-good fluff.
September 24, 2015
The story isn't even contrived, it's ridiculous.
September 24, 2015
There'd be a lot less strife and starvation, disease and dread, if Nancy Meyers ruled the world.
September 24, 2015
Meyers' films have always been about basically decent people navigating life's various hurdles. Here, though, her characters have gone from "It's Complicated" to "It's Pretty Straightforward, Actually."
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