The Interpreter details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Earl Cameron, Jesper Christensen, Catherine Keener, George Harris, Sean Penn, Yvan Attal, Nicole Kidman|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK VIDEO RENTAL|
|Collections:||100 Top Thrillers, Anthony Minghella Collection, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||2 hours 3 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Aug 2005|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
Most helpful review
Quality in any languageBy GeorgeLazenby from Greater Manchester , 16 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I saw this at the cinema, and to be honest, I'm glad I gave what looked like a conventional thriller a chance on the big screen. Handled with enormous panache by old hand Sydney Pollack, this is big-heated Hollywood professionalism at its very best.
Admittedly, I could watch Sean Penn and Nicole Kidman make toast, but they invest their roles with genuine commitment, and the adorable Catherine Keener provides admirable support. This is an extremely old-fashioned Hitchcock-with-a-heart style movie, with gleaming cinematography, two or three masterful suspense sequences, and even an idea rattling around for good measure. It's not a classic, but either as a night out or a night it, it's one to savour for the sheer pleasure of seeing top talent giving a decent thriller the attention and compassion it deserves.
Very highly recommended.
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The InterpreterBy a customer , 18 Dec 2011A good film. The plot was not predictable so it kept my interest and it was well acted. Quite a lot of surprises.
Average at bestBy Pabster (16 reviews) from Manchester , 08 Nov 2011Nicole Kidman is poorly casted in an average-at-best political thriller. Almost as bad, her bizarre australian/pseudo-african accent. Why a white protagonist in a film that is ultimately about Africa?
Sean Penn has done much much better.
Mixed feelingsBy a customer from Peterborough, England , 05 Apr 2011When the film started I thought it was going to be a fairly typical thriller but then different aspects of the interpreter's story and life began to unfold and the plot changed direction somewhat and became a much more thought-provoking film by the end. It is both what I expected and yet not what I expected if that doesn't sound too complicated. A good film.
Disappointing, boring and slowBy Tchoopie (4 reviews) from Abingdon , 15 Jan 2011The start of this film was very promising and had the potential of being quite good. But then, nothing much happened. I grew more and more bored and couldn't wait for it to end. It was very slow and flat. Nicole Kidman, who I normally like to watch, had a very monotonous tone that almost sent me to sleep. I expected a lot more action and I was utterly disappointed. So was my husband who called this film 'tepid going on boring'.
Entertaining and EnjoyableBy SilverRallier (35 reviews) from Glasgow , 29 Dec 2010Certainly would watch this movie again. It was better than I had expected and filled an evening, making the experience both entertaining and enjoyable.