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Simone Reviews

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December 28, 2010
It goes on a little long, but isn't terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2009
Fails on all points of plot, characterization, plausibility and realism...
October 31, 2007
Entertaining and provocative enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 13, 2006
Low-key comedy about Hollywood absurdities is aided by some great acting talent and a lot of funny in-jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 7, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 17, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/5
February 25, 2003 above-average sophomoric effort from [director Andrew] Niccol.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 8, 2003
A brilliant satire of the film industry.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
October 21, 2002
Niccol has come up with one of the sharpest parodies around of Tinseltown and the media establishment that feeds on it.
October 15, 2002
The action unwinds with energy and wit, so far as it goes, and Mr. Pacino's zest for his absurd role is amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 13, 2002
While the script starts promisingly, it loses steam towards the middle and never really develops beyond attacking obvious target.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2002
Maybe there is a lesson in a movie that offers us a dumpster full of cardboard cutouts of Winona Ryder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2002
Simone as an icon (nyuk nyuk) is a combination of Pygmalion and Narcissus ? how apt. Elegantly done.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2002
Vale la pena como comedia ligera, aunque hubiera preferido un tono más serio sobre el tema...
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 9, 2002
a media satire that ultimately lacks bite
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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