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People I Know

2002, Drama, 1h 40m

57 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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The derivative plot fails to cohere or draw the viewer in. Read critic reviews

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Burnt-out publicist Eli Wurman (Al Pacino) hopes to restore his reputation with a big benefit event. His client, Cary Launer (Ryan O'Neal), who's planning to enter politics, asks Eli to get his former lover, Jilli Hopper (Tea Leoni), out of town before she can ruin his reputation. While looking after Jilli, a drunken Eli witnesses her murder and is unable to decide how to handle it. Wrestling with his conscience, Eli is further unnerved by the arrival of an old flame, Victoria (Kim Basinger).

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  • Dec 27, 2007
    An interesting film.
    Leo L Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2007
    Though the films themselves stylistically are completely different, the basic plots of "People I Know" and "Carlito's Way" are the same. Here, rather than a gangster, Pacino plays a burnt-out publicist eager to escape his shady way of life but, like Carlito, doomed never to do so. The story doesn't ever really get going but the acting is an absolute treat, with Pacino giving an immaculate performance, truly one of his finest ever.
    Stephen M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 02, 2007
    Man, didn't have high hopes for this movie which was a good thing. This is one of the lesser known Pacino movies and for a good reason; it wasn't any good. Pacino did some okay acting, nice to see him play the old helpless role, but nothing really to see here, from anyone.
    Kevin " Super Reviewer
  • May 21, 2007
    Bad movie. Al Pacino WTH are you doing ???
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