Interview Reviews

  • Any doubts as to whether Sienna Miller is a gifted actress should be laid to rest by Interview.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Vaporous and chilled to freezing, Interview lacks a single honest moment, but it does have plenty of diverting ones.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • There can hardly be a bigger waste of time than this conceited and self-indulgent two-hander directed by Steve Buscemi, remade from a Theo Van Gogh film.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • Director Steve Buscemi is not to be faulted for his filmmaking or acting skills, but as co-writer he could have done better than the false-sounding dialogue.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

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

    Desson Thomson — Washington Post

  • Ultimately, pointless. One comes away from Interview exhausted.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • The least concrete and most artificial of Buscemi's films. But that's as much because of the situation as Buscemi and David Schechter's slippery script.

    Jim Ridley — Village Voice

  • Buscemi can play a hangdog cynic better than anyone, and Miller seizes her opportunity to express every emotion an actress can be asked to express.

    Jack Mathews — New York Daily News

  • Pierre is such a weasel, Katya is such a narcissist and the outcome seems so pre-determined, it's hard to care whose belt gets the notch. The adroit performances of Buscemi and Miller almost make it matter.

    Joanne Kaufman — Wall Street Journal

  • I'll just say that Buscemi, who also directed and co-wrote, knows a lot about making movies but little about journalism.

    Bruce Westbrook — Houston Chronicle

  • I've sat through so many claustrophobic examples of the genre I forgot how exhilarating, how pure a great one could be. Interview is a great one -- electric as theater and cinema.

    David Edelstein — New York Magazine

  • Kind of fascinating, especially in the ways that Buscemi and Miller make their performances into commentaries on the types of characters they play. When actors are really turned loose to play actors, they can achieve merciless accuracy.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • The results may not seem to be taking place on planet Earth among verifiable humans, but, taken in the spirit of gladiatorial battle, the film is often fascinating.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Despite a few interesting twists and ambiguities, the main revelation -- that the reporter is an insufferable snob -- doesn't seem worth the 84 minutes devoted to spelling it out.

    Jonathan Rosenbaum — Chicago Reader

  • An eminently watchable contest between two actors at the top of their games.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • 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.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Mr. Buscemi and Ms. Miller prove that they are fully up to the task of carrying a whole movie on their shoulders without any help from the other characters.

    Andrew Sarris — New York Observer

  • Steve Buscemi's adaptation preserves the original's biting basic scenario while adding a few Americanizing tweaks to this tale.

    Dennis Harvey — Variety

  • Miller is so good -- dumb, smart, wounded, wounding, a lollipop of sweet poison that you'd buy every day until it killed you -- that you feel you not only understand her but all actresses.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

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