User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 68
  2. Negative: 6 out of 68

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  1. Aug 7, 2014
    9
    Simone has a superb performance from Al Pacino. The plot is clever and the style of the movie has
    originality over formulaicness. Simone is very underrated and Al Pacino is very amusing and fascinating
    in the movie, A-.
  2. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    A highly entertaining comedy-dramas with a clever performance from Al Pacino, one of his best roles.
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  3. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    One of the funniest comedy-dramas I have seen, the cast is star studded and very amusing.
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  4. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    One of the best comedy-dramas of 2002.
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Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
  1. Such a tedious Hollywood farce, so unpleasantly glib and relentlessly shallow, that Pacino's excessive performance is not even the worst thing about it.
  2. That's not to say Simone doesn't offer a good time. Shove aside its self-righteous agenda and it's a deft kick, a light comedy whenever it's not trying to play heavy. And it's bolstered by Al Pacino in a lively performance.
  3. 50
    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.