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People I Know Reviews

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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
July 11, 2004
After watching this depressing film, I felt as tired as Al Pacino's character looked.
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
June 11, 2004
The movie is weighted down with an excess of plot points that fail to coalesce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 5, 2004
Intriguing but deeply flawed thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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
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
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.
May 21, 2003
Not much to admire.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 10, 2003
...incredibly unpleasant on a purely visceral level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 9, 2003
Watchable but dramatically scattered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
May 9, 2003
All big, subversive fun. In a depressing sort of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.'
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
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
April 27, 2003
Trashy and lurid as this movie is, it's certainly not boring, and it keeps its star in hog heaven throughout.
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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