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You Don't Know Jack (2010) Movie Information

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You Don't Know Jack (2010)
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Overall Rank:

2146

Avg. Rating:

2.88/4

# of Ratings:

48

Genres:

Biography, Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/24/2010

DVD Release:

10/26/2010

Director:

Barry Levinson

Actors:

Al Pacino
Danny Huston
Susan Sarandon
John Goodman
Eric Lange
James Urbaniak

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A look into the life of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who best became known after defying Michigan law by helping terminally ill patients with doctor-assisted suicide and taking the battle all the way to the Supreme Court. -- Chris Kavan

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LeeAnn M. 07/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

All the actors in this movie were wonderful: Al Pacino, John Goodman, and Susan Sarandon gave great performances and showed the turmoil of getting people to understand that euthanasia was a patient's desire not to suffer with a painful and terminal illness. Dr. Kevorkian was robbed of his defense when the government dropped the assisted suicide charge and charged instead with second degree murder. This film was excellent in showing that "Dr. Death" was not focused on killing people, but providing people with dignity by letting the terminally ill choose how they died...without pain and suffering.

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Daniel Corleone 11/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Al Pacino as the talented genius Dr. Jack Kevorkian who practices euthanasia. A well-casted picture with the assistance of talents of Goodman, Sarandon and Huston. The bonus feature was very interesting, showing the real Dr. Kevorkian and his friends. My personal favorite actor always give his best, which was richly rewarded by winning the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series, Golden Globe and an SAG Award for his portrayal. You Don't Know Jack was so good that it was nominated for Outstanding Made for Television Movie at the Emmys.

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Alex 09/01/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Not a bad movie but this is the life of Dr. K. It should be interesting, full of controversy and very exciting. Instead, it was rather mediocre. I learned a lot but that does not mean I was entertained. Al Pacino and the rest of the cost was great. Good acting but that didn't make me like this movie.

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patjohnson76 12/02/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Another solid effort from HBO, this one about Dr. Jack Kevorkian. The story mostly follows Kevorkian during the 90s, when he started engaging in physician assisted suicide up until his trial. The direction is pretty good, especially in scenes where Kevorkian administers his lethal doses. Real videos from his interviews with his patients are also used which add to the film's realism. There's a strong supporting cast here, though I think Brenda Vaccaro as Kevorkian's sister is the standout. The only downside is that it runs nearly 2 and half hours long, and by that time Kevorkian's, or Pacino's, schtick runs a little tiring.

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