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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    What makes it interesting is the story that the viewer must put together, of a model who lives her entire life -- or at least what we see of it -- in front of the camera. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A naughtily funny, skin-deep satire. show more

  • 30
    Larry Terenzi Mr. Showbiz

    Through a messy series of news reports, interviews, talk shows, and behind-the-scenes footage, Arcand creates a cinema vérité spoof that's not nearly as penetrating or enjoyable as he thinks. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Denys Arcand has satiric fun with the media's way of taking celebrity culture at face value and nothing but. Eventually, though, the film becomes what it's ridiculing. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This film has so many good ideas, it tends to seem better after you've left the theater. But the mock TV stuff is just too faux to be funny. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A glitzy and shallow satire about shallow people. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The satire is intermittently amusing, but Arcand adds little to the arsenal of standard mockumentary tricks, and the interesting cast doesn't get many interesting things to do. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    For all the film's cleverness -- and it's often very clever -- it's as thin as its heroine. show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    It may be the first movie that mirrors, in its very syntax, the ''snap crackle and pop'' narcotic superficiality of the E! channel. I mean that as a compliment. show more

  • 75
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In Arcand's skilled hands, this sassy assembly comes together to be a comedy, a satire and a character study that's somehow not a bit condescending. show more

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