Interview (2007)

A top political journalist, whose career is fading, has a falling out with his editor, and then, against his will, he has to interview the country's most popular soap actress.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 13, 2007
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2007
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Captivating performances from Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller make a seemingly simple premise gripping and entertaining.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Ultimately, this two-hander feels limited in scale, but frisky and diverting while it's on.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Interview feels more like a lab experiment/tribute than a committed, personal drama, leaving us with the sense that Buscemi wanted to feel more connected to this material than he actually did.

Heather Huntington

The resulting film is a boring hour-and-a-half of watching two immature adults sink down to the Lord of the Flies lowest for no reason and hurl bile and vitriol at each other.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A mixed bag of realism and arch, dramatic exaggeration.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Buscemi's film conveys the spirit of its source material but doesn't make a satisfying transmogrification out of its homage.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

The movie really started off on a good note, but then it just got repetitive.

Tom Long
Detroit News

This movie keeps falling out of rhythm just when it should be picking up pace. It's a fitful piece of wrong beginnings and false ends.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Stick with it for Miller's gutsy tour de force and the kick of watching Buscemi, as actor and filmmaker, turn an experiment into a mesmerizing battle of wills.

Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald

Even the smart ending feels predictable once it's happened: "Move along," it seems to say, just like those New York cops. "There's nothing to see here."

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A former political reporter interviews a soap opera actress. Largely a two-hander, Interview features strong performances by the two leads, writer/director… More
paul sandberg
I at first found all the emotional twists and turns to be off-putting, but once I gleened that this was all about role playing and that what was being said at… More
Chris Weber
The characters are not very likable, but they are never boring, and are quite fascinating. The dialogue is well-written, very biting, and makes for some really… More
Christopher Mercer
Interview is a recent film directed by and starring consistently brilliant actor Steve Buscemi. In fact, it is a remake of a 2003 film of the same name by… More
Michael Gildea
If you watch the trailer for Interview you may be left with the impression that you're about to watch a throwaway episode of Iconoclasts. But if and when… More
Jason Spencer
I thought Buscemi was ok in the flick but I really didn't feel as if the movie was telling a story. The conversation shifted heavily so fast that i was… More