Interview With the Assassin (2002)

Genres - Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Mockumentary, Political Drama, Political Thriller  |   Release Date - Nov 15, 2002 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Clocking in at 88 minutes long and shot in 22 days by a very small crew, Interview With the Assassin is a little film about a big subject. It doesn't spend too much time on all the various intricacies of the Kennedy assassination and is instead a fast-paced film that comes off like a cross between a very good segment of 60 Minutes, and because of the way it's shot, The Blair Witch Project minus the horror. The constantly jerky video camera may bother some. Raymond J. Barry, a character actor who has been in over 40 films including Born on the Fourth of July, Dead Man Walking, and Training Day, is very believable as the ex-marine hired to kill Kennedy. He carries the film, as the majority of it focuses on him. The last 20 minutes include some manic plot twists that don't add up, which may leave some viewers feeling they've been had.