No Wonder Sony Didn’t Want To Release ‘The Interview’
[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]