The Interview

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Dave Skylark is king of the celebrity interview and host of the hit night time talk show "Skylark Tonight." The brain behind Dave's empire is his producer and best friend, Aaron Rapoport. Unfulfilled, Aaron yearns to do meaningful work. He scores the chance of a lifetime when he secures an interview for Dave with Kim Jong-Un, the mysterious and ruthless dictator of a nuclear-armed North Korea. As Dave and Aaron prepare to leave for North Korea, they are approached by the CIA and asked to assassinate Kim. They accept the mission, becoming two of the least qualified men ever to assassinate – or interview – the most dangerous man on earth."

Overall Ranking: 2539 (Rank from 2014: # 131)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 57.14%
Half-Popped 35.71%
Stale 0%
Burnt 7.14%


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The Void80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75 - The highly entertaining second half made up for a lame start to the film. Randall Park stole the show.
Bryan Lienesch74 - The best thing that ever happened to 'The Interview' is it temporarily being killed. That generated a lot of buzz. Buzz that, on its own merits, 'The Interview' could've never created.
Dave Examines Movies73(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Marshall And The Movies70(full review)
Ben Lane70(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10165(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown61 - Setting aside the politics of The Interview, I must say that the film starts as one promising satire. As the runtime drags, the film quickly devolves from amusing social commentary to a poorly conceived gag reel on North Korea.
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Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
RMMR Daniel Hernandez57(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik55
David Baruffi43(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin25(full review)

People Involved

  • James Franco (Dave Skylark)
  • Seth Rogen (Aaron Rapaport)
  • Lizzy Caplan (Agent Lacey)
  • Randall Park (Kim Jung-Un)
  • Timothy Simons (Malcolm)
  • Tommy Chang (Presidential Body Guard #1)
  • Anesha Bailey (Janet)
  • Jason Cox (Paparrazi)
  • Charles Rahi Chun (General Jong)
  • Reese Alexander (Agent Botwin)
  • Diana Bang (Sook)
  • James Yi (Officer Koh)
  • Ben Schwartz (Eminems Publicist)
  • Eminem (Eminem)
  • Evan Goldberg (Director)