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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Writer-director Andrew Niccol -- gets this Hollywood satire off to a rousing start. But the middle flattens, despite Pacino firing on all cylinders. And the end just nose-dives into something silly and, worse, sentimental. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    As the man who made the monster and now has to live with it, Pacino's a blast. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A worthy, if flawed, piece of entertainment. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    But for what it is, the film supplies enough laughs to bury most nagging existential questions. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    For all its flaws, offers an enjoyable look at the machinations of moviedom and fame, and a look into a future where what is real and what isn't becomes scarily blurred. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Hilariously inventive Hollywood satire. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's fitfully funny but never really takes off. Out of the corners of our eyes we glimpse the missed opportunities for some real satirical digging. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A ravishing crock. Like its title character, a computer-generated movie star programmed to resemble a cross between Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall and Kim Basinger, it's beautiful but empty, gorgeous but spurious. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Because it's Pacino, though, Simone is never quite boring. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Staggers between flaccid satire and what is supposed to be madcap farce. show more

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