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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Touching, clever and interestingBy SDCR (16 reviews) from Bracknell , 09 Oct 2010My husband and I rented this on the strength of a trailer we saw for it on something else we rented.
When we received it, we didn't remember anything about it so we went in blind.
Fantastic film- we both really enjoyed it. It was a good length, great acting and an interesting plot. Well worth a watch.
Like a heavy goods train: slow and predictableBy a customer from London , 13 Jun 2010A disappointing outing for Kidman and Penn. Very little on screen chemistry between them, with neither being especially challenged in their roles (Kidman's accent notwithstanding).
The plot plods on like a determined flatfoot and doesn't seem to reach any deep or meaningful conclusion; probably not helped by the fact that the story concerns fictitious events in an equally fictitious country.
Enjoyable dramaBy a customer from Suffolk , 15 May 2010I enjoyed this film, Nicole Kidman & Sean Penn were very good, the plot was interesting and there were some gripping scenes.
Unpredictably goodBy a customer from Swaffham , 26 Apr 2010Nicole Kidman can pop up in clangers sometime like Australia for example. And just when I have given up on her she comes up trumps. Kidman and Penn are very good in this film, the plot is gripping and unpredictable. The relationship between the 2 is subtle and believable. A dark, moving thriller.
The InterpreterBy a customer from Gloucestershire, England , 14 Apr 2010Not my kind of movie