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People I Know Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 21, 2004
[Starts] off like a B-version of Sweet Smell of Success before ending like a C-version of The Parallax View.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 11, 2004
After watching this depressing film, I felt as tired as Al Pacino's character looked.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 18, 2004
Pacino unleashes every trick in his actor's bag... The accent alone batters us into the back of the theater, making us want to go home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
June 11, 2004
The movie is weighted down with an excess of plot points that fail to coalesce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
February 5, 2004
Intriguing but deeply flawed thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
September 16, 2003
Eli is a modern-day version of a tainted weakling who has sold his soul to the devil, but would like to rent it back from time to time.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
O filme, que mostra uma Nova York onde o poder é exercido de forma opressiva e cujas noites escondem festas dignas de De Olhos Bem Fechados, traz Pacino em uma das melhores atuações de sua carreira.
| Original Score: 4/5
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY
July 8, 2003
At one point, a character kids Eli about being 'moth-eaten,' but the term would be better applied to the film's crippling third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
May 30, 2003
People I Know rests not at the bottom of that pile, not at the top, but just out of range of significance, to be forgotten the minute the audience's back is turned.
Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com
May 21, 2003
Not much to admire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 10, 2003
...incredibly unpleasant on a purely visceral level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
May 9, 2003
Watchable but dramatically scattered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Katrina Onstad
National Post
May 9, 2003
Pacino is so determined, so fiercely wrecked, that you almost don't notice when the film dissolves into a cheesy conspiracy piece -- almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
May 9, 2003
All big, subversive fun. In a depressing sort of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 9, 2003
Dropped into this ocean of bathos, even Al can't tread water -- at that precise moment, he and his performance drown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 5, 2003
It might have worked better if they could've convinced Pacino to drop that damn accent, in which the game of Ping-Pong is apparently pronounced 'pang-pawng.'
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
April 29, 2003
Smushes together The Bonfire of the Vanities (the novel, that is), True Believer, and Eyes Wide Shut, only it does so without being nearly as good as any of the aforementioned.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
April 28, 2003
Rich in accrued, non-flashy detail and character potentiality, People I Know charts the lives of some vivid, interesting people. Narratively, though, it bites off more than it can comfortably chew.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
April 27, 2003
Trashy and lurid as this movie is, it's certainly not boring, and it keeps its star in hog heaven throughout.
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
April 26, 2003
Worth watching for Pacino's hollow-eyed, full-bodied performance and for the strong supporting cast surrounding him.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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