December 26, 2014 11:00 am -

[su_right_ad]Those who have seen “The Interview” aren’t exactly raving about it. The mediocre film got more advance press than almost any other film in history. One has to wonder if Sony wasn’t behind it.

The movie is scoring just a 50 percent positive review from critics on the Rotten Tomatoes website.

It’s fairing even more poorly with top critics, who give it a measly 32 percent positive rating.

The film is doing better with regular fans, however. It gets a 73 percent “liked it” audience score from Rotten Tomatoes.

Critics say the satire about a television host and producer asked by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung-un doesn’t deliver the goods.

“Characterizing it as satire elevates the creative execution of the film’s very silly faux assassination of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un far beyond what it merits,” writes Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times.

In the Village Voice, Stephanie Zacharek writes that “The Interview” is “contrived absurdity” and that it has very little payoff for all the trouble it caused.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

7 responses to No Wonder Sony Didn’t Want To Release ‘The Interview’

  1. Carla Akins December 26th, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Pretty sure none of us are shocked.

  2. edmeyer_able December 26th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Some of the comments of people coming out of the theater were “epic’ w/one saying he felt it was “his patriotic duty to see the film”. Too bad more people didn’t feel that way about voting and paying taxes.

  3. granpa.usthai December 26th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    so when is Sony going to open up a three ring circus?


    nice way of having the US launching the first strike cyber attack against DPRK – sort of reminiscent of why we invaded Iraq.

  4. tiredoftea December 26th, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I’m telling you that this was brilliant guerrilla marketing that will become the reference case at all business schools.

  5. AnthonyLook December 26th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    In the theater we viewed it in, we had more than a few gigglers, those viewers who’s laughs are infections. I haven’t seen something this ridiculous, irreverent and hilarious since Bubble Boy.

  6. rg9rts December 26th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Did anyone really expect to see a 9 academy award epic??

  7. fancypants December 28th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    if sony wanted to pull the movie I don’t see how they are to blame for its ratings ? Its not like there haven’t been movie bombs by other producers