Interview With the Assassin
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The old man who lives across the street, Walter Ohlinger (Raymond J. Barry), invites his neighbor, Ron Kobeleski (Dylan Haggerty), over because he has a secret that he's never told anyone: He claims he was the grassy knoll assassin who shot John F. Kennedy and wants Haggerty to document his confession. He has the bullet casing which he saved and says there is one witness left alive who can prove his story. The two search for the man that hired Ohlinger, but are thwarted by mysterious forces who seemingly wish to keep Ohlinger's story suppressed. Interview With the Assassin is shot… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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?"
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"This film offers a compelling scenario of what could have happened."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"it adds no substantial insights into the mind of an assassin"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"It could've been a great thriller, but not once does Burger create a believable moment."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Writer-director Burger imaginatively fans the embers of a dormant national grief and curiosity that has calcified into chronic cynicism and fear."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Interview With the Assassin is a satisfying picture that like a pot of water on the stove keeps heating up until it explodes."
‑ Walter Dawkins, Variety
"[Barry] gives Assassin a disquieting authority."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Rises above its modest production values and fairly simple idea by way of veteran character actor Raymond J. Barry's riveting performance."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"As for the script, it wanders around in circles when it should be building a sense of paranoia and menace."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
" seen as speculative history, as much an exploration of the paranoid impulse as a creative sequel to the Warren Report."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"There are no big-name actors and no fancy camera work. But that's what makes it interesting."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"Begins as a promising meditation on one of America's most durable obsessions but winds up as a slender cinematic stunt."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Barry convinces us he's a dangerous, secretly unhinged guy who could easily have killed a president because it made him feel powerful."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"A Blair Witch-inspired mockumentary that, while based on a brilliant premise, is disappointingly bumpy nonetheless."
‑ Mike Ward, PopMatters
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