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People Are Watching "The Interview" Online And The Reviews Are Mixed

The controversial film was made available online at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve, and those watching had a variety of reactions.

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When news broke that The Interview would be available online on Christmas Eve at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, the film's star, director, and producer Seth Rogen was pretty pumped.

You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT FUCKING NOW!! Go to http://t.co/IRhW7juZWn. Thanks Sony for making it happen. Booyah.

Seth Rogen@SethrogenFollow

You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT FUCKING NOW!! Go to http://t.co/IRhW7juZWn. Thanks Sony for making it happen. Booyah.

1:08 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And had some advice for the best screening methods of the highly controversial film.

I need to say that a comedy is best viewed in a theater full of people, so if you can, I'd watch it like that. Or call some friends over.

Seth Rogen@SethrogenFollow

I need to say that a comedy is best viewed in a theater full of people, so if you can, I'd watch it like that. Or call some friends over.

1:10 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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His co-star, James Franco, was just happy to give America an early holiday present.

"🇺🇸Merry X-mas MERICA! 🇺🇸

!!!!!THE INTERVIEW IS LIVE!!!!!!

!!!Watch it here!!!

http://www.theinterview-movie.com (link in bio^^^)

Thank you SONY!!!!!!!!"

When 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET rolled around, people began watching instantly. Some were nervous...

Starting what is either the greatest movie ever, or the worst. Either way, I can't look away. 👀 #TheInterview

Jennifer Leidall@GHchick84Follow

Starting what is either the greatest movie ever, or the worst. Either way, I can't look away. #TheInterview

1:28 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others were excited to spend their Christmas Eve watching the most controversial movie OF ALL TIME...

Glad Sony is streaming #TheInterview. But #%@ them for putting it up RIGHT NOW. There go my holiday prep plans. Hoping it's... watchable.

Ty Burr@tyburrFollow

Glad Sony is streaming #TheInterview. But #%@ them for putting it up RIGHT NOW. There go my holiday prep plans. Hoping it's... watchable.

1:28 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

New Christmas tradition: Take-out Chinese food and a movie at home #TheInterview

JaredHalpern@JaredHalpernFollow

New Christmas tradition: Take-out Chinese food and a movie at home #TheInterview

1:33 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Watching #TheInterview with the fam! #MerryChristmas

Megan Stroud@MegStroudFollow

Watching #TheInterview with the fam! #MerryChristmas

1:48 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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It feels like Christmas again #TheInterview

Aadyn Holtz@__aads__Follow

It feels like Christmas again #TheInterview

1:54 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Once they dove in, some were pleased.

Just bought #TheInterview on the principle of #ScrewNorthKorea and yet still was laughing in the 1st 10 minutes. #America #MerryChristmas

Jared Grillot@JaredG327Follow

Just bought #TheInterview on the principle of #ScrewNorthKorea and yet still was laughing in the 1st 10 minutes. #America #MerryChristmas

1:39 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fifteen minutes into #TheInterview and it's so quotable. Can't give away my favorite ones. NSFW or easily outraged Twitter.

Andrea Chalupa@AndreaChalupaFollow

Fifteen minutes into #TheInterview and it's so quotable. Can't give away my favorite ones. NSFW or easily outraged Twitter.

1:33 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@Sethrogen @JamesFrancoTV THIS. IS. AWESOME. #TheInterview

Andysamber@AndysamberFollow

@Sethrogen @JamesFrancoTV THIS. IS. AWESOME. #TheInterview

1:24 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Everyone should watch #TheInterview on YouTube because I'm laughing my ass off

Barclay Bogiages@Barclay23Follow

Everyone should watch #TheInterview on YouTube because I'm laughing my ass off

1:46 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Others, less so.

Im like 10 min in and im like WTF...This movie right now...#TheInterview

Ken-E@KenETweetzFollow

Im like 10 min in and im like WTF...This movie right now...#TheInterview

1:28 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

35 minutes in, wondering if i'll ever laugh again

The War on Kleesmas@MilesKleeFollow

35 minutes in, wondering if i'll ever laugh again

2:45 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Minute 100: I think my ears have become completely immune to the sound of machine guns. 19 minutes left. #TheInterview

Benjamin Snyder@WriterSnyderFollow

Minute 100: I think my ears have become completely immune to the sound of machine guns. 19 minutes left. #TheInterview

2:45 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some were impressed by the stars of the film.

Lizzy Caplan's character is taking no shit and that is pretty much the only redeeming factor so far #TheInterview

Gabe Bergado@gabebergadoFollow

Lizzy Caplan's character is taking no shit and that is pretty much the only redeeming factor so far #TheInterview

1:46 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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man, rogen must be so jealous of randall park's tremendous on-screen chemistry with james franco :-/ #TheInterview

Alex Manley@alex_iconFollow

man, rogen must be so jealous of randall park's tremendous on-screen chemistry with james franco :-/ #TheInterview

2:27 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But everyone* was impressed by the guest stars.

a few mins in, #TheInterview is meaner to the media, Eminem, and John Kerry than it has been to Kim Jong-un

Rick Klein@rickkleinFollow

a few mins in, #TheInterview is meaner to the media, Eminem, and John Kerry than it has been to Kim Jong-un

1:03 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Beverly D’Angelo too?! This movie just might be awesome after all. #TheInterview

james mckenna@chillhartmanFollow

Beverly D’Angelo too?! This movie just might be awesome after all. #TheInterview

2:45 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

*Everyone except Guy Fieri haters.

WAIT.....Guy Fieri is in #TheInterview? FUCK FREEDOM, CAN WE GO BACK TO SHUTTING THIS MOVIE UP IN A VAULT AND SETTING THE VAULT ON FIRE?!

Jaclyn Renee@dubnoxiousFollow

WAIT.....Guy Fieri is in #TheInterview? FUCK FREEDOM, CAN WE GO BACK TO SHUTTING THIS MOVIE UP IN A VAULT AND SETTING THE VAULT ON FIRE?!

1:39 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some thought it was funny...

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they are really biting each other's fingers off 😂 #TheInterview

Jon Haywood@jontariusFollow

they are really biting each other's fingers off #TheInterview

2:40 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You're Peanut Butter and Jealous #TheInterview

Mike Merrill@mikedmerrillFollow

You're Peanut Butter and Jealous #TheInterview

2:45 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Funniest line in #TheInterview so far: "The tip is the worst part. Trust me on this."

Joe Leydon@JoeLeydonFollow

Funniest line in #TheInterview so far: "The tip is the worst part. Trust me on this."

2:45 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And there were those who just wanted to watch the movie the old-fashioned way.

Im still gonna see #TheInterview in a theater. The way movies are meant to be experienced.

BrianScottOlds@BrianScottOldsFollow

Im still gonna see #TheInterview in a theater. The way movies are meant to be experienced.

1:53 PM - 24 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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