Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Interpreter (2005)

Generic high-toned political drama manages to hold interest on the strength of its leads for a good portion of the film. Unfortunately, in an effort to cater to every possible crowd, the liberal hand-wringing inherent in the premise has been mostly leeched out, which makes the film thankfully free of obnoxious sermonizing but also robs it of any form of urgency. It hedges its bets too readily and sells out its chance to be more than a forgettable time-waster. The (reshot) ending tries belatedly to take sides, but by then it's a lost cause. Yeah, dictators suck and injustice is evil, blah blah. Whatever dudes. Take your paychecks and get out.

Grade: C+


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