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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: When his lead actress walks off the set, a disillusioned film producer (Pacino) creates a digital star who becomes an overnight sensation.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
  1. Hilariously inventive Hollywood satire.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Lisa Kennedy
    70
    Niccol gives audiences a very amusing puzzle about authenticity, fraud, and the uses and abuses of technology. That is a fine and funny feat. The very folks responsible for our obsession with celebrity will likely love it. And in loving it, they will no doubt let themselves off the hook.
  4. 50
    The film is too light and juvenile to be viewed as some sort of darkly subversive satire in which the director is laughing at those of us who take it all semi-seriously.
  5. Staggers between flaccid satire and what is supposed to be madcap farce.
  6. Reviewed by: Collin Levey
    50
    But for what it is, the film supplies enough laughs to bury most nagging existential questions.
  7. Such a tedious Hollywood farce, so unpleasantly glib and relentlessly shallow, that Pacino's excessive performance is not even the worst thing about it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15

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