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Based on 41 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The Interpreter bristles with the smart, steadily engrossing tension that marked such 1970s goodies as "All the President's Men," "The Parallax View" and Pollack's own "Three Days of the Condor." show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A suspense thriller of rare intelligence. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    With major stars, a name director and grown-up subject matter, this middling drama is less a movie to recommend with vigor than to covet on general principles. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    In the absence of internal logic, external style and emotional intelligence carry the day. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The film feels long, the editing is choppy, and the plot strands are at once convoluted and cliched. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    An intelligent, old-fashioned nail-biter. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Thrillers don't get much smarter than The Interpreter. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    As beautifully designed, swift and sleek as a classic sports car, throbbing with emotion and intelligence, it's a neat suspense film that's also dramatically and sociologically potent, with two supremely talented stars, Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn, delivering beyond the emotional call of duty. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What I admire most about the film is the way it enters the terms of this world -- of international politics, security procedures, shifting motives -- and observes the details of all-night stakeouts, shop talk, and interlocking motives and strategies. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    A swiftly told, smartly acted yarn, and it even has an idea or two on its mind. show more

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