People I Know
People I Know (2003)

A powerful behind-the-scenes man in politics and show business finds himself skidding into a very public scandal in this taut drama. Eli Wurman (Al Pacino) was raised in the deep South, attended Harvard Law School, and has devoted his spare… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 25, 2003
DVD Release Date: July 20, 2004
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The derivative plot fails to cohere or draw the viewer in.

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

The movie is weighted down with an excess of plot points that fail to coalesce.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Trashy and lurid as this movie is, it's certainly not boring, and it keeps its star in hog heaven throughout.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

[Starts] off like a B-version of Sweet Smell of Success before ending like a C-version of The Parallax View.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Watchable but dramatically scattered.

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Jan Stuart

Al Pacino gives a career-crowning performance under Dan Algrant's perceptive direction.

Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

After watching this depressing film, I felt as tired as Al Pacino's character looked.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Dropped into this ocean of bathos, even Al can't tread water -- at that precise moment, he and his performance drown.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Miscast and badly thought out, People I Know needed more -- and less -- than it got.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen M
Though the films themselves stylistically are completely different, the basic plots of "People I Know" and "Carlito's Way" are the… More
Kevin "The Ninja"
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… More
Lesley N
Oh Al.
Leo L
An interesting film.