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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Nicole Kidman
Sean Penn
Directors
Sydney Pollack
Screenwriters
Scott Frank
Charles Randolph
Steve Zaillian
Running Time
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The Interpreter
Penn and Kidman try to get to the bottom of a potential assassination plot.


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Plot
After UN interpreter Silvia Broome (Kidman) overhears a plot to assassinate an African leader - the leader of her home country, in fact - the US Secret Service is brought in to investigate, in the shape of hard-bitten agent Tobin Keller (Penn). Of course, all is not what it seems.


Verdict
Solid, mature and finely acted, but intermittently daft. You have to respect its noble intentions and attempts to give popular film a real, opinionated edge, but reality is the thing that finally escapes it.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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