sp0rk
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This biopic provides a fairly objective and accurate view of Dr. Jack Kevorkian's life in the public eye. It begins with his first foray into euthanasia and takes the viewer all the way through to his eventual conviction. I think it's important to note that the film handles its controversial subject with care. It never frames any situations in a way that forces an opinion on the viewer.

The direction is fairly straightforward, shot in the style of most docudramas with few camera tricks or artsy shots. The one exception to this is several of the patients' videos, which are the actual videos shot by Kevorkian but with Pacino superimposed over him. The musical score is also what you'd expect to find in this type of film: generic orchestral music that fades into the background.

This is arguably Pacino's best performance in the last 15 years. His appearance, mannerisms, and even his accent mirror that of Kevorkian's nearly flawlessly. At times it's hard to believe that it's actually Pacino playing the role. The rest of the cast delivers solid performances as well.
 
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November 8, 2011
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October 21, 2011
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