Simone (2002)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 23, 2002
DVD Release Date: January 21, 2003
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The satire in S1m0ne lacks bite, and the plot isn't believable enough to feel relevant.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Niccol smartly contrasts the bland, blond beauty of computer-colored Simone ... with the brunet vividness of Keener.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Coolly observed, savvy satire.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

It goes on a little long, but isn't terrible.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Though at times the satire is over the top, Simone raises some interesting and troubling questions about the future of cinema.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

You don't so much admire the movie as feel bludgeoned by its attitudes, however commendable they may be.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Fails on all points of plot, characterization, plausibility and realism...

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

An industry satire that's less funny than half-empty and hyper-designed.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

A witty and sharply written Hollywood satire that is entertaining, if a bit directionless.

Rob Gonsalves

Entertaining and provocative enough.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Its all Al Pacino's show in this Twilight Zone cousin wherein a toymaker's creation seems to come to life. I wished they'd've gone a few… More
Cassandra Maples
have always enjoyed the movies that satirise the movie industry to such a startling degree. Two such films that come to mind are Robert Altman's all-star… More
Lady D'arbanville
Unusual for Al Pacino tot take on such a role of a slightly Comedic fashion, in a film that wasn't really really great. I like the concept of the film… More
Ken Stachnik
Ginny  X
Pacino, film making & computer geekiness. LOOOL at the 5 inch floppy disk used! Havent seen this one in a long time
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=darkred]Director Viktor Taransky (Al Pachino) needs a hit like a crack addict (my apologies to Chris Rock). His new movie is in the can but… More