The Interview

The Interview

The Interview

James Franco and Seth Rogen's onscreen partnership continues, here playing a talk show host and producer who land an interview with Korean dictator Kim Jong-un - but are asked to assassinate him instead. From the directors of This is the End.

Shortly before the film's US release in December 2014, a mass hacking of Sony emails and servers dumped sensitive internal material online. The hackers demanded that The Interview be pulled from release, threatening attacks on screenings and purporting to be doing so on behalf of North Korea. Cinema chains rushed to cancel screenings, and Sony initially cancelled the release of The Interview before a limited run in cinemas and on on demand platforms. 

Despite the US Government directly blaming North Korea for the hacking and levelling sanctions against the diplomatically isolated nation, it remains unclear who was responsible. North Korea denies involvement, and some security experts theorise a disgruntled former employee, or employees, were behind it. Either way, these events are unparalled in the scope of material leaked and the impact on a multinational company's decision-making.

2014Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language, sexual references and bloody violence112 minsUSA
Comedy
82%
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Reviews & comments

NOT entirely stupid

At least it has some sarcastic value in it

3.0
0

Talk to the Camera

The Interview Total comedy and I thought it was all fabricated, you know the hoax of the threats about why it wasn’t released. If they were real, all the better for the hype of the movie, like what ‘Blairwitch’ did. It’s like the ‘Team America-World Police’ but for real. As funny as ‘Expendables’ or 'The End' for taking the piss of themselves with great...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

About as funny as a communist food shortage...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

[Fashions] "The Great Dictator" and "Inglourious Basterds" into a cross joint and then [lights] it from both ends...

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Its lesson is that American pop culture is inescapable, our great achievement and most popular export, the weapon we wield abroad and the glue trap we struggle with at home.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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Both Rogen and Franco, who have marvellous chemistry and exude good cheer, continue to tweak their personas in this very amusing, very imbecilic film.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Even with a strong first half lampooning the vapidity of American news media, The Interview is the worst thing Rogen has ever done.

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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It's stupid. It's in bad taste. It impossible. I know all that. Look, Quentin Tarantino killed Hitler in "Inglourious Basterds" and the neo-Nazis stayed quiet. It's a farce, people.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An intensely sophomoric and rampantly uneven comic takedown of an easy but worrisomely unpredictable target.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Should ultimately stand as the boastfully juvenile lightning rod that modern American culture deserved — no butts about it.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

About as funny as a communist food shortage...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

[Fashions] "The Great Dictator" and "Inglourious Basterds" into a cross joint and then [lights] it from both ends...

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Its lesson is that American pop culture is inescapable, our great achievement and most popular export, the weapon we wield abroad and the glue trap we struggle with at home.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Both Rogen and Franco, who have marvellous chemistry and exude good cheer, continue to tweak their personas in this very amusing, very imbecilic film.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Even with a strong first half lampooning the vapidity of American news media, The Interview is the worst thing Rogen has ever done.

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It's stupid. It's in bad taste. It impossible. I know all that. Look, Quentin Tarantino killed Hitler in "Inglourious Basterds" and the neo-Nazis stayed quiet. It's a farce, people.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An intensely sophomoric and rampantly uneven comic takedown of an easy but worrisomely unpredictable target.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Should ultimately stand as the boastfully juvenile lightning rod that modern American culture deserved — no butts about it.

3.0
0

NOT entirely stupid

At least it has some sarcastic value in it

3.0
0

Talk to the Camera

The Interview Total comedy and I thought it was all fabricated, you know the hoax of the threats about why it wasn’t released. If they were real, all the better for the hype of the movie, like what ‘Blairwitch’ did. It’s like the ‘Team America-World Police’ but for real. As funny as ‘Expendables’ or 'The End' for taking the piss of themselves with great...

4.0
0