A thriller about an interpreter who has overheard plans of an assassination at United Nations headquarters. An American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate as Silvia Broome, the interpreter, is in danger of being killed by the assassins.
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Ken Tucker Penn is terrific in his low-key doggedness.
Dave Calhoun This is largely a competent, successful thriller, but observing global politics from this perspective is an uncomfortable, frustrating experience.
Andrew Sarris I was steadily absorbed by The Interpreter, even though much of the plot didn't make a great deal of sense.
Stephanie Zacharek While it pains me to beat up on Pollack, who, in addition to being a consistently wonderful actor, is at least attempting to make movies the old-fashioned way, it pains me more to actually sit through his movies.
Desson Thomson As a straight-ahead thriller, the movie is enjoyable and stirring much of the time.
Stephen Hunter You're left with admirable, even noble, wreckage, but wreckage it is.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com) Top-notch entertainment.
Todd McCarthy As always, Pollack's polished professionalism reps a significant pleasure in itself, and the presence of the U.N. front-and-center is a spectacle to behold.
David Edelstein Too bloated with its own significance to deliver the requisite thrills.
Rex Reed Muddled, dreary and preposterous.
Ella Taylor If you're on your toes you'll have fingered at least one of the perps 20 minutes into the movie.
Anthony Lane Such, unfortunately, is the pitfall for thrillers that aim to be more literate and grownup than the usual fare: they sometimes forget to thrill.
J. Hoberman [A] reasonably effective and old-school geopolitical thriller.
Richard Roeper You have two big movie stars reminding us of how they became movie stars. Because they're great actors.
Kirk Honeycutt Thrillers don't get much smarter.