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6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 127 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 127
  2. Negative: 20 out of 127

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  1. Aug 11, 2012
    5
    'The Interpreter' is just simply not thrilling. That's quite a shame considering the film in question is a "thriller". Regardless, one of the final movies directed by Sydney Pollack does have its moments, with Catherine Keener a standout in her supporting role. Regrettably the two lead actors aren't as exciting. Sean Penn seems to do a decent job playing a rather dull and lifeless Secret Service agent and Nicole Kidman doesn't exactly light the world on fire with her South African accent. The filming locations are real, which is something at least. Expand
  2. Aug 27, 2014
    7
    A fascinating look at how different worlds collide. Nicole Kidman is daring and bold. The Interpreter is reflective of similar films of this nature; however, uses fresh concepts surrounding the United Nations and rebellion.
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Thrillers don't get much smarter than The Interpreter.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    80
    Coolly absorbing without being pulse-quickening.
  3. Reviewed by: Ian Nathan
    60
    Solid, mature and finely acted, but intermittently daft.