New The Interview movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new, very controversial comedy flick, “The Interview,” into theaters 2 days ago, December 25th, and the top movie critics have revealed their opinions with their reviews. It turns out that they were pretty mixed on it, giving it an overall 51 score out of a possible 100 across 24 reviews at

The movie stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan and Randall Park. We’ve added blurbs from some of the critics, below.

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 score, stating: “The Interview sticks to the anything-for-a-laugh plan for nearly the entire journey, with far too many jokes about things going in and coming out of rear ends.”

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it 75 also, saying: “It’s stupid. It’s in bad taste. It impossible. I know all that. Look, Quentin Tarantino killed Hitler in “Inglourious Basterds” and the neo-Nazis stayed quiet. It’s a farce, people.”

G. Allem Johnson over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75. He said: “No matter what you think of dumb comedies, The Interview, thanks allegedly to Kim, has gone from disposable to indispensible cinema. It’s a must-see movie in the context of what has happened, and will spark a discussion of, in comedy, how far is too far?”

Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 score, stating: ” Real-life geopolitical blunders aside, The Interview generally hits its marks. And every time it does skid into juvenile idiocy — with too much scatological humor, for instance, and an overuse of “you-go-bro!” attitude — it follows it with a stride or two toward uproarious meta-satire.”

Alonso Duralde at TheWrap, gave it a 52 grade, saying: ” While The Interview never slacks in its mission to tell jokes, it’s such a messy and meandering movie that it never quite lands as a satire of politics or the media or anything else.”

A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it a 50 score. He stated: “The Interview is pretty much what everyone thought it would be before all the trouble started: a goofy, strenuously naughty, hit-and-miss farce, propelled not by any particular political ideas but by the usual spectacle of male sexual, emotional and existential confusion.”

Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “Hate to say it, but this film ain’t half the satire it could have been.”

Joe McGovern at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 50 score, saying: ” It’s a pity that the film is bereft of satiric zing, bludgeoning the laughs with a nonstop sledgehammer of bro humor.”

Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 score, stating: ” An intensely sophomoric and rampantly uneven comic takedown of an easy but worrisomely unpredictable target.”

Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 50 score, stating: ” Considering the controversy and chaos Sony Pictures Studios is undergoing because of it, The Interview fails to live up to the hype, floundering as a rowdy comedy as it grows duller by the minute.”

Scott Foundas at Variety, gave it a 30 score. He said: “An alleged satire that’s about as funny as a communist food shortage, and just as protracted.”

Lastly, Joe Morgenstern at the Wall Street Journal, gave it a very bad 20 grade, stating: ” In the real world, a debate has been raging over what does and doesn’t constitute torture. In the movie world, there’s no debate; watching The Interview is torture from almost start to finish.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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