Interview with the Assassin

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"Dallas. 1963. The second shooter."
  • R
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 6.5  (1,904)
  • 60

Interview with the Assassin is a psychological thriller directed by Neil Burger and released in 2002. The movie revolves around a man named Walter Ohlinger, played by Raymond J. Barry, who claims to be the second shooter in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The movie opens with a young filmmaker named Ron Kobeleski, played by Dylan Haggerty, who is looking for a subject for his documentary. He comes across Walter Ohlinger's name in a newspaper article and sets out to interview him. Ohlinger, who is living a reclusive life in a run-down apartment, agrees to the interview but only on the condition that Kobeleski records everything.

As the interview progresses, Kobeleski becomes increasingly suspicious of Ohlinger's claims. Ohlinger recounts the events leading up to the assassination and his role in it with a disturbing level of detail. He claims that he was approached by a mysterious organization to carry out the assassination and was given a rifle to do so.

Kobeleski tries to verify Ohlinger's story by interviewing his former Army buddies and reading up on the Kennedy assassination. However, he comes up against dead ends and conflicting testimonies. As he delves deeper, he starts to question whether Ohlinger is telling the truth or if he is just a delusional old man.

The movie is shot in a mockumentary style, with Kobeleski and Ohlinger's interviews interspersed with reenactments of the events leading up to the assassination. The reenactments are shot in a gritty, handheld style that adds to the tension of the movie.

The acting in Interview with the Assassin is top-notch, with Raymond J. Barry delivering a chilling performance as Ohlinger. He imbues the character with a sense of quiet desperation that is both unsettling and sympathetic. Dylan Haggerty provides a solid counterpoint as the skeptical filmmaker who is torn between his desire for the truth and his growing fear of Ohlinger.

The movie is not without its flaws, however. The pacing can be slow at times, and the ending may leave some viewers feeling unsatisfied. Additionally, the movie's low budget shows in some of the production values, such as the reenactments of the assassination.

Overall, Interview with the Assassin is a thought-provoking movie that raises questions about truth, memory, and the nature of conspiracy theories. It is a gripping thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end.

Interview with the Assassin is a 2002 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 60.

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