‘The Interview’ grabs near perfect IMDb rating

You can’t buy these types of reviews.

Despite the fact that the Sony Pictures comedy, “The Interview,” may never be officially released in theaters, it currently holds a 9.9 out of 10 rating on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).


Nearly 27,000 people have “reviewed” the movie,  about two bumbling journalists’ attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on behalf of the CIA.

An astounding amount, 94.5 percent, gave the film a perfect 10 out of 10.

Interestingly enough, the second most-common rating is 1 out of 10, with 4.5 percent of the reviewers deeming the movie unwatchable.

How many of those who weighed in have actually seen the movie is unclear, but it can’t be that many.

“The Interview” only had intermittent screenings before Sony axed its Christmas Day release, capitulating to the demands of hackers who leaked troves of Sony’s internal documents and made violent threats against any theater showing the movie.

The FBI has accused North Korea of sponsoring the cyber assault as retaliation for Sony’s backing of “The Interview,” which lampoons the country's leader.

The influx of traffic is probably the result of a post on the messaging forum 4chan, which urged 4chan users to get “The Interview” on IMDb’s top 250 highest-rated films list.

4chan is perhaps best known for encouraging the distribution of hacked nude photos of celebrities earlier this year.

As of Monday afternoon, IMDb’s top 250 list did not include “The Interview.”

“The Shawshank Redemption,” at 9.2, retains its throne at the top of that list — for now.