An understated, sure-footed performance from Pacino carries fine biopic; supporting cast including Vaccaro as his devoted sister, Huston channeling his father as the quietly venal defense attorney, and Sarandon's tower of strength all equally compelling. Perhaps the very nature of the story makes a certain repetitive quality ineveitable as Kavorkian turns up to court, ridicules the status quo and is chastaised by a judge continually, but the film still broaches its controversial subject matter w [Full Review]
The supporting cast do a fine job (Huston, Goodman and Sarandon especially), but ultimately Pacino seems dull and uninteresting, leading the whole thing to falter slightly. Given the importance of the issues at hand, it's disappointing that the end result couldn't have been more involving.
`Jack Kevorkian: I have a religion, his name is Bach. Johann Sebastian Bach. And at least my God isn't an invented one.` Great drama about Dr Kevorkian`s fight on euthanasia. Impressive acting from Al Pacino.
Might be Pacino's last strong performance, and hopefully we get another great one before he calls it quits. The direction was okay at best although it was nice to see Goodman hanging around. But outside of the aesthetics the film was well-rounded and despite obviously leaning towards one side, it still allowed the viewer to come to their own conclusion. I myself am in total agreement with medically assisted suicide so it was nice to see the subject finally tackled in American cinema.
it's very bad to see Al Pacino in a movie like this because you have to give him some points because of his acting, but again a movie with sides that doesn't show where the opinion stands off course nobody has the right to kill himself.
A decidedly sympathetic view of Dr. Kevorkian, and makes a convincing case. Nicely paced, great cast, dramatic and often gloomy, touches the moral issues, but it's still a rather formulaic American biopic and probably could have been deeper. I recommend it for what it is.