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Simone Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
It goes on a little long, but isn't terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Fails on all points of plot, characterization, plausibility and realism...
Rob Gonsalves
October 31, 2007
Entertaining and provocative enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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+
Michael Dequina
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
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 25, 2003 above-average sophomoric effort from [director Andrew] Niccol.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
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.
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 8, 2003
A brilliant satire of the film industry.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
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.
| 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
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Niccol has come up with one of the sharpest parodies around of Tinseltown and the media establishment that feeds on it.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
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
Laura Bushell
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
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
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
Alex Ramirez
September 25, 2002
Vale la pena como comedia ligera, aunque hubiera preferido un tono más serio sobre el tema...
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
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.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 9, 2002
a media satire that ultimately lacks bite
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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