Simone (2002)



Critic Consensus: The satire in S1m0ne lacks bite, and the plot isn't believable enough to feel relevant.

Movie Info

Is the time approaching when a persona in its entirety could be a mere fabrication of modern culture and technology? Or did Hollywood enter that time long ago? Either way Viktor Taransky (Al Pacino) finds himself growing more and more aware of the media-obsessed culture in which he tries to earn his living. Taransky is a film director struggling to survive in an industry that doesn't require or want his artistic vision. When first he meets a stranger whose vision is considered somewhat … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Niccol
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 21, 2003
Box Office: $9.5M
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as Elaine Christian

as Lainey Christian

as Hal Sinclair

as Nicola Anders

as Hank Aleno

as Frank Brand

as Chief Detective

as Studio Executive

as Studio Executive

as Studio Executive

as Man in Suit

as Premiere Audience Me...

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as Theater Owner

as Entertainment Report...

as Security Guerd

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Valet Manager

as Chris Coppola

as Paparazzi Photograph...

as Hewlett

as Hotel Concierge

as Drunk Woman

as Simone Stand-in

as Studio Executive

as Concert Promoter

as Concert Technician

as Concert Technician

as Talk Show Host

as Talk Show Host

as Priest

as Arresting Officer

as Detective

as Police Diver

as Viktor's Lawyer

as VBC Anchor
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Critic Reviews for Simone

All Critics (172) | Top Critics (43)

It goes on a little long, but isn't terrible.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Fails on all points of plot, characterization, plausibility and realism...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Entertaining and provocative enough.

Full Review… | October 31, 2007

Low-key comedy about Hollywood absurdities is aided by some great acting talent and a lot of funny in-jokes.

Full Review… | May 13, 2006
Laramie Movie Scope

Niccol makes what seems like a preposterous idea not only fresh and entertaining, but most of all reveals said idea to be not at all far removed from reality.

Full Review… | January 7, 2005

Para funcionar da melhor maneira, a sátira tem sempre que manter um pé na realidade. Porém, ao perder este contato com o mundo real, S1m0ne se transforma em fábula - e sua força desaparece.

Full Review… | May 17, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Simone

Its all Al Pacino's show in this Twilight Zone cousin wherein a toymaker's creation seems to come to life. I wished they'd've gone a few more steps than they only suggested (for instance, giving Simulation One some recognizable traits from some actresses to complete the illusion instead of the vacuous automaton we get), but Al still gives us a fun enough ride for the money.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Unusual for Al Pacino tot take on such a role of a slightly Comedic fashion, in a film that wasn't really really great.

I like the concept of the film and it's obviously not an out of reach techology to perform, but I guess it sums up a lot metaphorically about celebrity and their followers too.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Pacino, film making & computer geekiness. LOOOL at the 5 inch floppy disk used! Havent seen this one in a long time

Ginny  X

Super Reviewer

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