88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Hilariously inventive Hollywood satire.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As the man who made the monster and now has to live with it, Pacino's a blast.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie pretends to warn against such shallowness -- but flaunts its arousal at how exciting such a controllable world is for those with access to the software.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A worthy, if flawed, piece of entertainment.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
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.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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50

Wall Street Journal

But for what it is, the film supplies enough laughs to bury most nagging existential questions.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What it is, distressingly, is a mess - a ragbag of promising ideas and failed narrative, of good acting and plain old bad filmmaking.
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49 out of 100
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