The Net
The Net (1995)

The electronic superhighway is the backdrop for this provocative thriller that centers on the travails of a reclusive hacker, Angela Bennett, who works out of her home in Venice, CA for the Cathedral Systems company. After six years of hard… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 28, 1995
DVD Release Date: November 26, 1997
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A thriller without thrills.

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Caryn James
New York Times

The Net is never quite as sleek and chilling as it might have been, but it gives the old story of a wrongly accused innocent a nerve-wracking 90's twist.

TV Guide

Director Irwin Winkler is as graceless as ever, although the gritty look and refreshingly low-tech action sequences are welcome.

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Variety Staff

Riddled with more coincidences and implausibilities than Hitchcock permitted himself in his entire career, The Net still gets by as a reasonably suspenseful, very au courant thriller.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A strong enough suspense thriller, a high-tech version of one of those spiraling nightmares in which an innocent person is chased by assassins and wanted by the police.

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Technophiles will find certain aspects of the plot less than plausible but a big budget, Bullock and a tense finale ensure Winkler dials up a daft but enjoyable diversion.

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Time Out

Pretty soon she's fleeing from her gun-wielding seducer, trying to recover an identity that's being systematically erased through alteration of her personal computer records, and dodging bullets on spinning carousels.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

The story is standard issue pepped up with a sampling of smart computer talk to give the impression the characters know what they're talking about.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Someday the next generation of film buffs will rent some of today's mega-buck blockbuster summer movies and watch them as B-movie camp.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Now this was a blast from the past, my teenage years (I was 17 at the time). It might seem crazy these days but I distinctly remember watching this in the… More
Candy Rose
Early technology thriller. Good actors but disappointing plot. A bit of a turkey for Sandra.
Kevin M. Williams
Sandra Bullock stars as a computer geek who unwittingly stumbles onto some vague internet conspiracy (" we know everything about you so now we control your… More
Dean King
A very good thriller, ahead of it's time with a cyber conspiracy theory. A bit tame compared to more recent films with a similar plot. However it's… More
Bethany Murphy
Good film! I love Sandra Bullocks work she's an amazing actress!
Jason Owens
Angela Bennett (Sandra Bullock) leads a life that is unlike most. She doesn't have much excitement in her life; her life is built mostly around her being a… More