The Interpreter

2005 PG-13 2h 9m DVD

The Interpreter

2005 PG-13 2h 9m DVD
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Silvia Broome is a linguist whose job is to translate for her assigned delegate the complex issues facing the United Nations. But her daily challenge turns perilous when she overhears a plot to assassinate a high-ranking government official.
Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen, Yvan Attal, Earl Cameron, Michael Wright, Clyde Kusatsu, Eric Keenleyside, Hugo Speer
Sydney Pollack
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie includes realistic representations of shooting deaths (in the first scene, committed by adolescent boys) and a terrorist bomb attack on a bus in Brooklyn. The political intrigue is occasionally complicated, involving discussions of assassination, genocide, racism, and the desire for revenge. Characters drink, smoke, and use some mild language (they also name and drink Starbucks coffee).

Sexual Content

A scene in a strip club with a lap dance; dancer wears a thong and is scene topless from behind.


Realistic representations of shooting deaths and a terrorist bomb attack.


Some profanity.

Social Behavior

This movie deals with heavy themes including racism, genocide, and the desire for revenge.


Starbucks coffee is visible and mentioned by name.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink and smoke.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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