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Based on 20 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Becomes tiresome. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It won't be a waste of time to watch these people — on cable, and probably not too far in the future. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Not a pretty sight, any of it. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It was filmed in and around the World Trade Center, and the subsequent cuts, reshoots and sleights of hand designed to obscure that fact prove devastating. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Pacino's performance in People I Know is the best thing he's done in ages. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Nasty but compulsively watchable. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    In the midst of material that's dusty and dated, People I Know somehow feels apocalyptic. How is this possible? Easy: When America's liberal conscience is in the sole care of a publicist, you just know the world's going to hell in a handbasket. show more

  • 25
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    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. show more

  • 80

    Considering the ignominy of its path to British cinemas, it’s hard not to approach the film with caution, but after a few minutes in the company of an unusually low-key but typically world-weary Al Pacino, it begins to win you over, dragging you deeper into the sleazy political underworld it describes. show more

  • 60
    Rich Cline Film Threat

    The only complaint is that the plot ultimately tries to take over the character drama with twists, turns and some rather pointed preachiness. But at least it's fiercely smart about it. And Algrant's final shot is gorgeous. show more

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