• Simone
    2 minutes 11 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Simone Reviews

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

Not a bad movie, just an unambitious one.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 6, 2002
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Niccol cleverly tweaks Hollywood's delusional obsession with itself.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

September 4, 2002
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Simone is about a person who doesn't exist, and by the time it ends you wonder if there's even as much substance in the person who made it.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: D

September 3, 2002
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

What I saw, I enjoyed.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card

September 3, 2002
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (

Simone is as appealing to watch as the sexy virtual siren herself. A little empty-headed, sure, but still cheerful fun.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

September 2, 2002
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Control-Alt-Delete Simone as quickly as possible

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: D+

September 2, 2002
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

Simone has a lot of things going for it in terms of its ideas. [But] the backbone, the very narrative here, is faulty... and as such it's just a flat ride.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: C-

August 30, 2002
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Niccol smartly contrasts the bland, blond beauty of computer-colored Simone ... with the brunet vividness of Keener.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

August 29, 2002
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

There are some pretty broad scenes, but it's a surprisingly adult examination of the power of myth, specifically the wholly manufactured myths of the modern age.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

August 28, 2002
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The real theme here is the destructive nature of increasingly good special effects and how filmmakers become over-reliant on them.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 27, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Though at times the satire is over the top, Simone raises some interesting and troubling questions about the future of cinema.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

August 27, 2002
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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An industry satire that's less funny than half-empty and hyper-designed.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 27, 2002
Jeet Thayil

Simone tells us about the sweet opium of movies and how much we crave it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

August 27, 2002
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

You might want to take a reality check before you pay the full ticket price to see "Simone," and consider a DVD rental instead.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 26, 2002
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

By avoiding provocation, it's so thin that it barely sustains viewer interest for two hours.

Full Review

August 26, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Simone was not destroyed by a virus, but by an idea that never took shape.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

August 26, 2002
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Niccol's sluggish pacing belabors his one-joke script, and he makes a major miscalculation: Simone herself is too bland and vapid to justify her superstardom.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 26, 2002
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)

Maybe a computer nerd could digitally create a director who knows how to end a movie.

Full Review Source: Roanoke Times (Virginia) | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 26, 2002
Kim Linekin

The film succeeds as a comedy because Niccol is great at teasing out the implications of his main idea and then developing an economical and frequently witty plot around them.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 3/5

August 26, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

It can't properly manage its wonderful conceit, and proves ultimately too timid to make the impression it really should.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C

August 26, 2002
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