You Don’t Know Jack (TV 2010)
Writer: Adam Mazer
Director of Photographer: Eigil Bryld
Starring: Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro
You Don’t Know Jack is a remarkable film. A word of warning to those who require an explosion every 10 minutes or some form of extreme action, this film is not for you. Its slowish moving but beautifully made which leaves you questioning what you believe about the most basic question of life and death.
The true life story follows that of Jack Kevorkian, who in the 1980’s began medically assisting patients who wanted to end their life from their physical suffering which was often the result of an accident or a medical condition/disease. The audience is taken on an emotional journey through the challenges faced by the far right as well as the state of Michigan which repeatedly attempted to bring an end to Dr. Kevorkian’s ambitions.
If there ever was an oscar winning performance, it has to be Al Pacino for his role as Jack in this film. His performance is spell-bounding.
I really loved the look and feel of the film too. Set in the 80’s theres a lot of browns grey’s and blues – colder tones which strengthen the mood of this sombre film.
Definitely a must watch.
Plot/Story Development 7.5/10
Production Value 7/10
Quality Rating: 8/10
Entertainment Rating: 8.5/10