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The Interview (2014)



Critic Consensus: Unfortunately overshadowed by controversy (and under-screened as a result), The Interview's screenplay offers middling laughs bolstered by its two likable leads.

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In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. (c) Sony

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James Franco
as Dave Skylark
Seth Rogen
as Aaron Rapaport
Lizzy Caplan
as Agent Lacey
Randall Park
as Kim Jong-un
Reese Alexander
as Agent Botwin
James Yi
as Officer Koh
Paul Bae
as Officer Yu
Charles Chun
as General Jong
Charles Rahi Chun
as General Jong
Don Chow
as Two-Fingered Man
Yun-a Song
as Korean Girl
Willem Jacobson
as Drone Pilot
Daniel Lim
as Guard #1
Harrison Lee
as Yo-Yo Boy
Jason Cox
as Paparazzi
John Coughlin
as Helicopter Pilot
Peter Neilly
as Helicopter Pilot
Yoosik Oum
as South Korean Scientist
Scott Seol
as Rebel Guard
Daniel Park
as Korean AD
Justin Lee (II)
as Captain Tsung
Don Lew
as Tape Operator
Andrew Chin
as Video Switcher
Jung Jin Park
as Video Switcher
Dan Sterling
as Tech Specialist
Fred Henderson
as News Anchor
Danny Shea
as Cab Driver
Tommy Chang
as Presidential Guard
Justin Cho
as Presidential Guard
David Kim
as Korean Guard
Adrian deLotz
as Chinese Bus Driver
Hong-Gill Cha
as N.K. DMZ Soldier
Sean Cho
as N.K. DMZ Soldier
David Ko
as N.K. DMZ Soldier
Jack Jekeon Cha
as N.K. DMZ Soldier
Stacey Turner
as News Anchor
Ben Schwartz
as Publicist
Alan Blumenfeld
as Israeli Prime Minister
Thomas Cadrot
as Fake Korean Soldier
Steve Chang
as North Korean Soldier
David Diaan
as Palestinian President
Paul Herbert
as Tech #2
Daniel Juhn
as North Korean (as Daniel Chun)
Nick Kaiser
as Studio Worker
Daeyoung Danny Kim
as North Korean Soldier
Paniz Zade
as Party Goer
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Critic Reviews for The Interview

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (49)

Even the film's most ardent champions would likely concede that The Interview is a spectacularly weird film to end up at the center of a free speech brouhaha.

September 26, 2016 | Full Review…

It's funny and strange, with an admirably gonzo sensibility, and it approaches the job of mocking Kim with the appropriate degree of joy-buzzer delight.

June 7, 2016 | Full Review…

The suffocating level of redundancy on display kneecaps any legitimate chance the film had at embracing social satire.

August 20, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The final third of the film, which is directed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, degenerates into a humourless and violent Rambo pastiche.

February 20, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Strangely misconceived, tasteless and only very intermittently funny.

February 17, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I laughed more than I expected, spurred on by the fact that in doing so I was exercising a basic democratic right.

February 8, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Interview

All on all a decent little comedy about a vainglorious celebrity hack getting the chance to interview a similarly vainglorious North Korean dictator. Filled with loads of little puns and jokes the main theme revolves around the human tendency to lie to get what they want, herein called honeypotting. This one is actually better than you might've been lead to believe.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


The great scandal movie mocking North Korea and its leaders (but also media and the US quite a bit, too) is actually rather harmless. Sure, there is plenty of humor below the belt, as expected from the people involved and even a little bit of gore and violence in the end. But overall, no regimes will fall or wars will start over it. There are some genuinely funny parts, others are just silly and pointless. It's entertaining while missing out on hitting some really important points home.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


What a bold move to poke the tiger and expect some sense of humor from a dictator - and, let's just face it, there was no way it wouldn't be controversial, even if it's just a funny comedy with an adorable bromantic chemistry between Rogen and Franco like in Pineapple Express.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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