The Social Network
The Social Network (2010)

"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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 11, 2011
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.

Leah Rozen

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.

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Charlie McCollum
San Jose Mercury News

You will know The Social Network is something very special from its first scene.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

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.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

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).

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

The Social Network is a spellbinding and compelling story with top notch performances and flawless directing.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The movie's lustrous, deep-focus frames and headlong pace are difficult to resist. Its an entertainingly cynical small movie.

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James Berardinelli

This is the 2010 Oscar season's first drama to live up to the hype and expectations associated with it.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Matt Goodman
One of the best movies I've ever seen.
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A smart and brilliantly directed movie that tells a unique and yet wonderful story! Heisenberg was fantastic and amusing with his bitter,forward thinking… More
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shahmeer hashmat
The plot line or main theme to The Social Network is not what most people would think when seeing the movie. They might think it was business, or web… More
Christian C
Well acted and somewhat interesting. But I don't get all the hype.
Jens S.
The story of the creation of Facebook is less a high tech thriller and more a success story and a tale of friendship and betrayal. A film that predominantly… More