By Josh Wolk
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:07 AM EDT
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  • Movie

When an unsuccessful auteur (Pacino) vaults to fame after his computer-generated ”synthespian” (Rachel Roberts) becomes a superstar, it’s an excuse for writer-director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca) to mock spoiled actors, bottom-line-crazy execs, and the gossip-drunk media. But a series of pedantic rants (beware the protagonist who talks to himself) and willfully stupid characters has Niccol’s plodding satire lacking much actual humor. Without it, it’s just synthatire.

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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
runtime
  • 119 minutes
director
  • Andrew Niccol

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