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"The Social Network" explores the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomena of the new century, was invented -- through the warring perspectives of the super-smart young men who each claimed to be there at its inception. The result is a drama rife with both creation and destruction; one that audaciously avoids a singular POV, but instead, by tracking dueling narratives, mirrors the clashing truths and constantly morphing social relationships that define our time. Drawn from multiple sources, the film captures the visceral thrill of the heady early days of a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"At last, a movie you can actually discuss afterward. And not just on Facebook or Twitter. No, you'll want to chew it over in person, with friends, for hours."
‑ Leah Rozen, TheWrap
"You will know The Social Network is something very special from its first scene."
‑ Charlie McCollum, San Jose Mercury News
"It captures the essence of selfishness and treachery, all under the guise of creating a system geared toward making it easier for college kids to get laid. And sure enough, in the end, just about everybody gets screwed."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"The Social Network is splendid entertainment from a master storyteller, packed with energetic incident and surprising performances."
‑ Scott Foundas, Film Comment Magazine
"The Social Network may not turn out to be the definitive movie made about the plugged-in generation, but it's a pretty good start."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Despite the fun of the parties, the intrigue of the legal wranglings and the humour of the dialogue, Fincher and Sorkin never let us forget that we're complicit in their story (or at least 500 million of us are)."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"The Social Network shares creative DNA with a handful of classic, zeitgeist-savvy films like Network and All the President's Men, as well as more recent fare such as The Insider and Michael Clayton."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The Social Network is a spellbinding and compelling story with top notch performances and flawless directing."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"The movie that shows you just what being "the smartest guy in the room" will get you."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Fincher's keen eye for direction and Sorkin's sharp script make this worth seeing for fans and non-fans of [Facebook] alike."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"The movie's lustrous, deep-focus frames and headlong pace are difficult to resist. Its an entertainingly cynical small movie."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"This is the 2010 Oscar season's first drama to live up to the hype and expectations associated with it."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Fincher keeps the movie's tech-y elements on the periphery, focusing instead on the time-honored dramatic elements of isolation, determination, avarice and betrayal."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"Aaron Sorkin's amazing script and several great performances make this one of the best movies of 2010."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Director David Fincher seems drawn to these stories of misguided rebels who become monsters in their attempts to reorder the world."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Image
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