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  • Summary: Self-destructive journalist Pierre Peders is no stranger to violence and inhumanity. Having made his name as a war reporter, he has traveled the world seeing some of the most horrifying sights imaginable. So he feels that his current puff-piece assignment, an interview with pop diva, TV and movie start Katya, is beneath his dignity. The two meet in a restaurant and instantly it's a collision of two worlds--Pierre's serious political focus and Katya's superficial world of celebrity. But perhaps all is not as it appears. Their confrontation evolves into a passionate verbal chess game spiked with wit, intrigue and sexual tension, capped with a riveting twist ending. (Sony Pictures) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Any doubts as to whether Sienna Miller is a gifted actress should be laid to rest by Interview.
  2. The first of three planned remakes of Dutch films by the late Theo van Gogh, Steve Buscemi's Interview takes the most unnatural act in human intercourse - the celebrity interview - and makes an explosively funny two-character psychodrama out of it.
  3. 75
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    Afforded a comparatively rare chance to stretch out in a complex lead role, Buscemi is excellent.
  5. 63
    Interview has its moments but they can't prevent it from feeling a little long winded and unsatisfying.
  6. 60
    Whatever we may make of van Gogh's life and death, Buscemi's talky, stagey Interview -- the first of three van Gogh adaptations planned by American actor-directors -- doesn't make much of a case for him as an important or original artist.
  7. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    30
    Buscemi and Miller do their best with what they have, finding at least some small redemption in two dislikable characters written into an improbable situation, but emotional honesty in the service of nonsense is still nonsense, no matter how many scabs it manages to pick at.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. KBrown
    Apr 16, 2009
    9
    Sienna Miller was superb.
  2. JohnP
    Jan 21, 2008
    7
    One of those that you have to be in the mood for. I'm glad I was because I was pleasantly surprised. Sure some of the plot was implausible and the editing suffered but both Miller & Busecemi overode all that. They played well off each other in this nasty little game of one-upman(woman)ship. Loved the ending, it made me giddy with guilt!! Made me want to see the original Dutch version. Expand
  3. ChadS
    Feb 4, 2008
    7
    A choice was made to not shoot "Interview" on digital video because the filmmaker understood that the sparring match between Pierre Peders(Steve Buscemi) and Katya(Sienna Miller) was more theatrical than realistic. To shoot the journalist and actress' well-modulated dialogue on this overused filmic medium that hack filmmakers utilize as a short-cut to authenticate their imitation of neo-realism, would have been a drastic mistake since "Interview" has the unmistakable ring of being scripted; its actors are indeed delivering lines. Katya's confession at the end of her interview redeems certain scenes we gauged in "Interview" as being entirely implausible. Sienna Miller has the tricky role of portraying an actress that will always be relegated to bad television shows and B-movies. Every time we don't believe a dramatic situation should indicate that Katya is acting. "Interview" feels completely staged, but that's the film's intent. Expand
  4. JefD
    Feb 10, 2008
    5
    Good performances, especially from Sienna Miller, but essentially two empty manipulative people doing that which they do best. The dialog was a somewhat forced and the ultimate conclusion was as empty as the people who were destined to create it. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Jul 11, 2007
    4
    Disappointing and ugly.
  6. MaxL
    Jul 16, 2007
    4
    An ugly movie overall. The shots, the dialogue, and the story. The acting almost made it worth seeing.

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