Simone Reviews

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February 28, 2020
Unfortunately, the moviemaker seems to have lost himself among the countless counterfeits of Hollywood.
April 29, 2009
Fails on all points of plot, characterization, plausibility and realism...
December 6, 2005
February 24, 2003
If you're expecting a scathing commentary on our media obsessed times, then Simone isn't it. If you're expecting a funny comedy, then Simone isn't it either.
February 8, 2003
There was a time when I could say, 'I never met an Al Pacino movie I didn't like.' Oh, well-all things must pass.
December 8, 2002
Not only has the filmmaker elected to address some extremely well worn themes, he evidently has little new to say about them.
November 3, 2002
We can see that Simone looks fake, and we can tell that her acting is flat and lifeless, and it is embarrassingly obvious that Roberts is unable to capture the gestures of the great performers her character supposed to be made from. So what's the point?
October 19, 2002
October 13, 2002
While the script starts promisingly, it loses steam towards the middle and never really develops beyond attacking obvious target.
September 22, 2002
September 20, 2002
In the movie, fictional director Viktor Taransky has a CGI actress that he bills as flesh and blood; in real life, director Andrew Nichol has a flesh-and-blood actress that he bills as CGI.
September 18, 2002
September 9, 2002
a media satire that ultimately lacks bite
September 6, 2002
Not a bad movie, just an unambitious one.
September 3, 2002
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.
September 2, 2002
Control-Alt-Delete Simone as quickly as possible
August 30, 2002
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.
August 30, 2002
A disappointment from the talented Andrew Niccol. Unfunny, forced, conflicted, overdone Hollywood satire that has no direction.
August 28, 2002
August 27, 2002
An industry satire that's less funny than half-empty and hyper-designed.
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