Continuing our series of writers defending unloved films is a reappraisal of Andrew Niccol’s flop satire starring Al Pacino as a director who creates a virtual actor
It’s not surprising that S1m0ne wasn’t a hit at the time of its release in 2002. The premise is preposterous. Its dialogue is often absurd. The tone oscillates wildly from proclamations about the human condition to slapstick sequences. What is perplexing, however, is that in the intervening years it has not been reappraised as a cult classic for those same reasons.