The Social Network (2010)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

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


Movie Info

"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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Aaron Sorkin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 11, 2011
Box Office: $96.9M
Runtime:
Columbia Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Mark Zuckerberg

as Eduardo Saverin

as Sean Parker

as Cameron Winklevoss

as Divya Narendra

as Tyler Winklevoss

as Christy

as Marliyn Delpy

as Dustin Moskovitz

as Gretchen

as Larry Summers

as Erica Albright

as Billy Olsen

as Chris Hughes

as Mrs. Cox

as KC's Friend

as KC's Friend

as Speaker/Bill Gates

as Alice

as Stuart Singer

as Stuart Singer

as Vikram

as Amelia Ritter

as Prince Albert

as Prince Albert's Aide

as Prince Albert's Aide

as Howard Winklevoss

as Mr. Kenwright

as Peter Thiel

as Peter Thiel's Assist...

as Maurice

as Facebook Lawyer

as Facebook Lawyer

as Phoenix Club Preside...

as Phoenix Member Playi...

as Girl at Phoenix Club

as Student Playing Face...

as Student Playing Face...

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as Student Playing Face...

as Student Playing Face...

as Erica's Roommate

as B.U. Guy in Bra

as Student in Communica...

as Court Reporter

as Ad Board Chairwoman

as CS Lab Professor

as Phoenix Club Hazer

as Phoenix Club Pledge

as A Capella Group

as A Capella Group

as A Capella Group

as A Capella Group

as A Capella Group

as A Capella Group

as A Capella Group

as A Capella Group

as Larry Summers' Secre...

as Ad Executive

as Intern Eric

as Intern Ian

as Victoria's Secret Mo...

as Beautiful Woman

as Harvard Rower's Coxs...

as Harvard Rower

as Harvard Rower

as Harvard Rower

as Harvard Rower

as Harvard Rower

as Harvard Rower

as Hollandia Rowers' Co...

as Hollandia Rower

as Hollandia Rower

as Hollandia Rower

as Hollandia Rower

as Hollandia Rower

as Hollandia Rower

as Hollandia Rower

as Hollandia Rower

as Stoned Girl

as Stoned Girl

as Bank Teller

as Sorority Girl

as Sorority Girl

as Fraternity Guy

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Dustin Moskovitz

as Stoned Girl

as Sorority Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Social Network

All Critics (287) | Top Critics (50)

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.

Full Review… | October 7, 2011
TheWrap
Top Critic

A giddy, two-hour rush of hot-blooded vertiginous dialogue and cucumber-cool cinematic curlicues.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

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.

Full Review… | December 2, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

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

Full Review… | November 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

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.

Full Review… | August 17, 2013
Shared Darkness

The Social Network is splendid entertainment from a master storyteller, packed with energetic incident and surprising performances.

Full Review… | June 14, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Social Network

One of the best movies I've ever seen.

CreedsDelight
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

Great works of art define more than just what is on display. They define a culture, a generation. What makes The Great Gatsby such a monumental piece of literature is not just the story or the interesting struggle between characters. It is the fact that The Great Gatsby defines an era in more than one way that makes it such a great novel. The Social Network is the Gatsby of our time. The themes that persist in this movie are so culturally significant and spot-on that it would be cheating yourself to not watch this movie. The Social Network is superbly directed and acted. The story is brilliant. The soundtrack is perfect. In addition to being incredibly well-made and culturally significant, this movie is also wildly engaging and entertaining. The Social Network is the best movie of 2011, if not also one of the greatest triumphs in cinema ever.

Nikhil N.
Nikhil Nandu

Super Reviewer

Well acted and somewhat interesting. But I don't get all the hype.

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Christian C

Super Reviewer

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