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The Social Network (2010)



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 from multiple sources, the film captures the visceral thrill of the heady early days of a culture-changing phenomenon in the making -- and the way it both pulled a group of young revolutionaries together and then split them apart.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
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


Jesse Eisenberg
as Mark Zuckerberg
Andrew Garfield
as Eduardo Saverin
Justin Timberlake
as Sean Parker
Armie Hammer
as Cameron Winklevoss
Max Minghella
as Divya Narendra
Josh Pence
as Tyler Winklevoss
Brenda Song
as Christy
Rashida Jones
as Marliyn Delpy
Joe Mazzello
as Dustin Moskovitz
Douglas Urbanski
as Larry Summers
Rooney Mara
as Erica Albright
Bryan Barter
as Billy Olsen
Patrick Mapel
as Chris Hughes
Nick Smoke
as KC's Friend
Cali Fredrichs
as KC's Friend
Steve Sires
as Speaker/Bill Gates
Victor Isaac
as Stuart Singer
Victor Z. Isaac
as Stuart Singer
Abhi Sinha
as Vikram
Dakota Johnson
as Amelia Ritter
James Shanklin
as Prince Albert
Alex Reznik
as Prince Albert's Aide
Alex Reznick
as Prince Albert's Aide
John Hayden
as Howard Winklevoss
Oliver Muirhead
as Mr. Kenwright
Wallace Langham
as Peter Thiel
Cayman Grant
as Peter Thiel's Assist...
Peter Asle Holden
as Facebook Lawyer
Darin Cooper
as Facebook Lawyer
Dustin Fitzsimons
as Phoenix Club Preside...
Toby Meuli
as Phoenix Member Playi...
Alecia Svenson
as Girl at Phoenix Club
Jami Owen
as Student Playing Face...
James Dastoli
as Student Playing Face...
Robert Dastoli
as Student Playing Face...
Scotty Crowe
as Student Playing Face...
Jayk Gallagher
as Student Playing Face...
Marcella Lentz-Pope
as Erica's Roommate
Trevor Wright
as B.U. Guy in Bra
Randy Evans
as Student in Communica...
Carrie Armstrong
as Court Reporter
Pamela Roylance
as Ad Board Chairwoman
Brian Palermo
as CS Lab Professor
Brett Leigh
as Phoenix Club Hazer
Chris Gouche
as Phoenix Club Pledge
Nicholas Tubbs
as A Capella Group
Kevin Chui
as A Capella Group
Richard Ferris
as A Capella Group
Burke Walton
as A Capella Group
Anh Nguyen
as A Capella Group
Dane Nightingale
as A Capella Group
Stephen Fuller
as A Capella Group
John He
as A Capella Group
Nancy Linari
as Larry Summers' Secre...
Aaron Sorkin
as Ad Executive
Kyle Fain
as Intern Eric
Christopher Khai
as Intern Ian
Courtney Arndt
as Victoria's Secret Mo...
Felisha Terrell
as Beautiful Woman
Zoe De Toledo
as Harvard Rower's Coxs...
Simon Barr
as Harvard Rower
Alex Leigh Barker
as Harvard Rower
Phil Turnham
as Harvard Rower
Richie Steele
as Harvard Rower
Chris Friend
as Harvard Rower
Tom Harvey
as Harvard Rower
Alex Olijnyk
as Hollandia Rowers' Co...
Ray Poulter
as Hollandia Rower
Bob Hewitt
as Hollandia Rower
Dave Lambourne
as Hollandia Rower
James Padmore
as Hollandia Rower
Sebastian Kouba
as Hollandia Rower
Charles Herbert
as Hollandia Rower
Robin Dowell
as Hollandia Rower
Nathan Hillyer
as Hollandia Rower
Sarah Adler
as Stoned Girl
Amy Ferguson
as Stoned Girl
Monique Edwards
as Bank Teller
Lacey Beeman
as Sorority Girl
Cherilyn Wilson
as Sorority Girl
Caleb Landry Jones
as Fraternity Guy
Franco Vega
as Policeman
Andrew Thacher
as Policeman
Joseph Mazzello
as Dustin Moskovitz
Sarah Shane Adler
as Stoned Girl
Cherilyn Rae Wilson
as Sorority Girl
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News & Interviews for The Social Network

Critic Reviews for The Social Network

All Critics (292) | 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
Top Critic

A zesty advertisement for the further meaningless Facebookization of our daily routines, and the further squandering of our free time.

Full Review… | April 18, 2016
In These Times

The film keeps teasing at bigger themes when it's really drivel.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

What a terrific movie!

Full Review… | August 4, 2015

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

Audience Reviews for The Social Network


An impeccably directed character study with excellent performances and a top-notch script mainly sustained on a great dialogue, offering us an insightful look at the creation of the most successful social network by a misanthropic young man who was unable to keep his only friend.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

One of the best movies I've ever seen.

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

The Social Network Quotes

Tyler Winklevoss: Woops. Broke your 350 year old doorknob.
– Submitted by Sarah K (2 years ago)
Eduardo Saverin: Sorry! My Prada's at the cleaners! Along with my hoodie and my 'fuck you' flip-flops, you pretentious douchebag!
– Submitted by Eli T (3 years ago)
Cameron Winklevoss: Is there any way to make this a fair fight?
Tyler Winklevoss: We could jump out and swim.
Cameron Winklevoss: We'd have to jump out and drown.
Tyler Winklevoss: Well, you could forward and I could row backward.
Cameron Winklevoss: We're genetically identical. Science says we'd stay in one place.
Tyler Winklevoss: Just row the damn boat.
– Submitted by Eli T (3 years ago)
Sean Parker: Well, I founded an internet company that let folks download and share music for free.
Amelia Ritter: Kind of like Napster?
Sean Parker: Exactly like Napster.
Amelia Ritter: What do you mean?
Sean Parker: I founded Napster.
Amelia Ritter: Sean Parker founded Napster.
Sean Parker: Nice to meet you.
– Submitted by Eli T (3 years ago)

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