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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 questionable, he doesn't realize the potential of the idea to digitally incorporate a character into… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Niccol smartly contrasts the bland, blond beauty of computer-colored Simone ... with the brunet vividness of Keener."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Coolly observed, savvy satire."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"It goes on a little long, but isn't terrible."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Low-key comedy about Hollywood absurdities is aided by some great acting talent and a lot of funny in-jokes."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
" above-average sophomoric effort from [director Andrew] Niccol."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Though at times the satire is over the top, Simone raises some interesting and troubling questions about the future of cinema."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"You don't so much admire the movie as feel bludgeoned by its attitudes, however commendable they may be."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Fails on all points of plot, characterization, plausibility and realism..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"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."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"An industry satire that's less funny than half-empty and hyper-designed."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"A witty and sharply written Hollywood satire that is entertaining, if a bit directionless."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Entertaining and provocative enough."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"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."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"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."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
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