The film is just a piece of shit. It's too long, too boring and mostly consists of unfunny jokes and annoying James Franco. I did not manage to watch the whole movie because I got bored after 1 hour of no action and jokes about gays, buttholes and buzz. And the problem is not the theme of jokes - it's the performance. So if someone wants to watch a stupid but fun movie - go and watch The Dictator.
I feel that it was an appropriation of Korean cultural history in order to make a bland, stereotype-saturated low ball comedy. The content is surprising to Americans (because it's exotic and hasn't been done) but the delivery was boring and appealed to stereotypes without giving due humanity. Diana Bang's portrayal was really fun and I appreciate the effort put into the accent. This could have been better. Smarter.
Nach monatelanger Kontroverse und der Aufführung von The Interview in nur wenigen Arthaus Kinos, bleibt die Feststellung: The Interview zeigt nichts Neues, sieht aber grossartig aus: In Widescreen wie ein Agentenfilm! Man erwartet nur noch, dass sich jetzt auch ein paar Aliens zeigen!(...) Die ganze Rezension gibts auf cinegeek.de plus eine Film List mit unseren liebsten Deppenkomödien
In light of its perhaps politically inadvisable premise, "The Interview" proved much funnier than I ever expected. At the end of the day, the film is nothing more or less than another solid entry in the Seth Rogen 'bromance' genre. I savored the unexpected moments of gonzo ultra-violence, which made me wonder if Rogen and co. were offering a deliberate nod to extreme Asian cinema thanks to the film's Korean setting.