The Interview Reviews

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January 9, 2020
Rogan and company didn't do anything but set out to make a funny movie, and they were reasonably successful. The filmmakers were just artists doing their job, until they got swept up in something bigger. Maybe that's how art is supposed to work.
August 7, 2019
These aren't just two stoner dudes who bumbled their way into a real world crisis like in the movie, these are two very smart comedians who turned a seemingly innocuous comedy into a real life act of defiance.
June 24, 2019
Headlines strained to politicize the film. But it's merely a crass, caustic comedy whose point of view is to not let cultural coverage brainwash the best out of us - whether it involves human rights or celebrity hairpieces.
May 17, 2019
Mediocre comedy and the lamest act of war ever.
April 4, 2019
The Interview may have benefited in investing more energy in compiling a stronger supporting cast -- this would have at least allowed the humour to potentially branch out and find new gags that unfortunately weren't present.
January 24, 2019
Franco and Rogen are amiable enough in the lead roles, with good chemistry that has developed from previous collaborations.
October 24, 2018
The Interview is a forgettable comedy with an unforgettable advertising campaign, yet should still be seen for the amount of risks the filmmakers took to get it made at all.
October 23, 2018
The Interview may have put studios off making movies about North Korea, but hopefully it will be an inspiration to comedy writers to make the weirdest, most high-concept movies imaginable.
May 22, 2018
It's ground zero for our current culture wars - not because it's a good movie, but because it is bad in an unexpectedly revealing way.
February 16, 2018
I would have willingly taken several strips of ricin myself to be spared a single extra minute of the terrible, gurning, prancing, toweringly irritating piece of idiot ham that is Franco.
December 2, 2017
I couldn't believe what I was going to watch when I had first seen the trailer, and those lofty expectations were met
October 13, 2017
The Interview in a nutshell: Half-baked and ultimately forgettable.
August 11, 2017
Its important to note that the movie is not so much a political satire as much as it is the typical Rogen-Franco-pot-filled-film we've come to expect.
June 2, 2017
The Interview is gross and racist, and most of the time, it's not even funny.
April 25, 2017
The enormous expectation created by a stupid political controversy only generated a disappointing feeling in front of a comedy without depth. [Full review in Spanish]
February 6, 2017
Hysterical, silly, big dumb fun that makes for a great night out with your friends.
September 26, 2016
Even the film's most ardent champions would likely concede that The Interview is a spectacularly weird film to end up at the center of a free speech brouhaha.
June 7, 2016
It's funny and strange, with an admirably gonzo sensibility, and it approaches the job of mocking Kim with the appropriate degree of joy-buzzer delight.
April 14, 2016
[Franco's] free-spirited screen presence gives the film the kind of anarchic momentum it requires, mirroring its totally-serious-but-not-at-all-serious bent.
December 21, 2015
The Interview, conversely, is little more than a sloppy air kiss blown lazily under the banner of free speech.
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