After threats, hacks, pulled screenings and even Obama weighing in The Interview, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen opened on Christmas day in 300 theatres, while also becoming available to watch online. The film, which depicts an attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, hasn't been out of the news in recent weeks. But politics aside, is The Interview actually any good?

the interviewThe Interview is here, but can it live up to the hype?

Currently the film holds a 47% Rotten Tomatoes, which is actually probably a bit much. Critics have found it almost impossible to watch the film without thinking of its political context and this might have led them to being a little too generous with their ratings.

The Independent’s Tim Walker describes the film as “broad, bawdy and bad – but also consistently, undeniably entertaining.” While also remarking that, “had the North Koreans not taken such offence at The Interview, I can think of several other interest groups that might have.”

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'The Interview is pretty much what everyone thought it would be before all the trouble started,” The New York Times' A.O. Scott writes. Calling it “a goofy, strenuously naughty, hit-and-miss farce, propelled not by any particular political ideas but by the usual spectacle of male sexual, emotional and existential confusion.”

To put it simply, The Boston Globe’s Ty Burr remarks, “everyone here is in way over his or her head.”

Some were even more dismissive of Rogen and Franco’s efforts. “From first frame to last, The Interview is a sloppy farce with the look of a low-budget affair, perhaps to match its lowbrow idea,” the LA Times’ Betsy Sharkey writes.

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But whatever you thought of The Interview, there’s no doubt that in years to come the film will be remembered more for the controversy surrounding its release than anything that actually happened within its 112 minutes.

So what did you think, did The Interview make your Christmas?