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The Interpreter

Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) has a bad day at the office thanks to overhearing an assassination plot. But when the humble interpreter for the UN goes to the authorities (Sean Penn and Catherine Keener), she finds herself being treated like a suspect. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 128
Theater Release: 22 Apr 2005
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Sydney Pollack’s directorial list includes a wide variety of film genres including his romantic comedy Sabrina and the parental drama Searching for Bobby Fischer. Tension and drama unfold along with ample violence in the politically motivated films The Bourne Supremacy and The Sum of All Fears.

Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release Date: 4 October 2005
Leaving nothing to be lost in translation, Universal Home Entertainment offers The Interpreter in either a wide or full screen version. (The DVD even includes a short educational piece on Interpreting Pan & Scan vs. Widescreen.) Eavesdrop on Director Sydney Pollack as he gives a running commentary about the film or spy on him at work during a featurette called From Concept to Cutting Room. Sneak a peek at deleted scenes and an alternate ending, or A Day in the Life of Real Interpreters. And find out why The Ultimate Movie Set: [is] The United Nations. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital, with close captioning provided.

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