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The Interpreter PG-13

The truth needs no translation.
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 4, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Alternate Ending
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Audio Commentary: Sydney Pollack - Director
    • Featurette:
      1. Sydney Pollack at Work: From Concept to Cutting Room
      2. Interpreting Pan & Scan vs. Widescreen
      3. A Day in the Life of Real Interpreters
      4. The Ultimate Movie Set: The United Nations

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 79,234
Rating: 3/4 -- It may not be a perfect film, but it's just nice to see a master at work. Full Review
Big Picture Big Sound
Jul 14, 2007
Rating: 5/10 -- As a character drama about dealing with violence and loss, The Interpreter is a quiet success. Unfortunately, it's a thriller, and all of the qualities that make it a successful character study rob it of the tension a thriller needs to succeed. Full Review
ComingSoon.net
Mar 27, 2011
The film's themes are disappointingly vague and unspecific, built around a fictitious African country that stands for anywhere -- and consequently nowhere.
AV Club
Sep 26, 2005
Rating: 3.5/5 -- full review in Greek Full Review
Movies for the Masses
Oct 3, 2006
Kidman piles on dimensions to her character the more we learn about her spotty political past...
USA Today
Apr 22, 2005
Now we know actors are just that, but it's a little hard to suspend disbelief and buy Sean as a government agent out to foil an assassination plot, when just a few months ago he was out to assassinate Richard Nixon on screen.
Long Island Press
Jun 2, 2007
Penn is terrific in his low-key doggedness.
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 12, 2006

Product Description:

Director Sidney Pollack's diverse career sees him returning to familiar ground with THE INTERPRETER. Crafted from the same mould that saw Pollack produce the superlative political thriller THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR (1975), Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn star in a film riddled with subterfuge, recriminations, and deadly secrets. Kidman plays Silvia Broome, an interpreter who works at the UN in New York City. One night, while collecting a bag she has left behind in the building, Silvia overhears a whispered conversation in which an assassination attempt on a redoubtable African leader, named Zuwanie (Earl Cameron), is planned during his future visit to the UN. Secret service agent Tobin Keller (Penn) is assigned to provide security for Zuwanie on the forthcoming trip, and conducts an investigation when Silvia explains what she has heard. He quickly discovers that Silvia has a lengthy, troubled past as a citizen from the same country as Zuwanie, and immediately doubts her story. A series of frantic, fast-paced set pieces ensue, with Pollack beautifully capturing the architectural wonder of the UN, and staging some breathtaking scenes all over the city.

Much has been made of THE INTERPRETER'S status as the first film to be shot inside the UN, and it's to Pollack's credit that he wasn't overawed by such a prospect. Making full use of the building, the director highlights the hustle and bustle of a typical day at the UN, while also shooting eerily silent late night scenes among the famous halls and corridors. As Pollack piles on the tension, Penn and Kidman deliver exemplary performances alongside a prodigious supporting cast, who do justice to an intelligently written plot designed to keep viewers guessing right up until the final moments of the film.

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  • UPC: 025192583520
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