The Interview scores perfect 10 on movie-rating websites despite Sony cancelling release

Hackers cannot stop the Kim Jong-un comedy from racking up votes on IMDB

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It might have been pulled from theatrical release in the midst of the Sony Pictures cyber-attack, but controversial comedy The Interview already has a perfect 10 rating online.

The movie, which sees Seth Rogen and James Franco play US journalists tasked with assassinating North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, was cancelled last week after hackers threatened to bomb the cinemas that screened it.

Much of Hollywood, along with US president Barack Obama, voiced their disappointment at Sony’s decision. But film fans have taken another backlash route – by scoring the movie highly on rating websites such as IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

A massive 22,607 IMDB users have collectively given The Interview top marks, while 96 per cent of the 28,662 on Rotten Tomatoes have rated it at three stars or higher. All this support comes despite them never having seen the film.

The Interview scores a perfect 10 on IMDB

Unfortunately, film critics in general have been less welcoming, with The Wall Street Journal criticising The Interview for being a “buddy comedy with a slob aesthetic”. Our own reviewer, Roger Friedman, gave the film four stars so maybe it’s just not to everyone’s taste.



Sony insists that it still plans to distribute The Interview in some form, potentially on YouTube, despite recent claims that the studio has “no further” release plans.

“Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed,” lawyer David Boeies told NBC. “It will be distributed. How it’s going to be distributed, I don’t think anybody knows quite yet. But it’s going to be distributed.”