• PG-13, 2 hr.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    David Fincher
    In Theaters:
    Oct 1, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 11, 2011
  • Columbia Pictures

Critic Review - House Next Door

I've read a lot about The Social Network at this point, mostly raves about how it supposedly captures The Way We Live Now, but no one has really zeroed in on how deliberately alienating it is.

February 23, 2011 Full Review Source: House Next Door | Comments (64)
House Next Door

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Mar 14 - 07:30 PM

Branden L.

Branden Lucero

people are still bitchin' over negative reviews to a film that came out FIVE MONTHS AGO. good lord, i never understood why people never get over it. go to IMDB and the film as an 8.1 out of 10 based on a 100,000+ ratings, therefore i don't see why people have to bitch if a film isn't liked by everyone, otherwise, it would be well above an 8.1 on IMDB.

Mar 15 - 01:15 PM

MOVIEGOD

Dylan Sigaty-Hawkes

How fucking stupid are you.

Mar 16 - 09:52 PM

^ M.

^ My opinion is always right

^If you dislike people with different opinions to your own, don't go on a movie review site. Make your own, then make every movie either 0 or 100%.

Mar 17 - 03:33 AM

Josh D.

Josh Duxbury

You sir, are an idiot.

Mar 26 - 02:10 PM

Dazzaler

Darren Parlett

ahhhhhhhhhhh get over it, it's just a movie!

Apr 5 - 09:39 PM

Chris D.

Chris Dominguez

Well,it's obvious why your not a big name critic!You must have terrible taste in movies.

Jul 9 - 03:09 PM

John-Justice H.

John-Justice Hill

This movie is, in no way, 'alienating'.

Jul 27 - 05:07 PM

Kyle G.

Kyle Goldfinch

if it was alienating wouldnt be of taking the piss out of andrew garfield's character and by the way your offical site leads on to some nasa site!

Aug 15 - 01:06 AM

Brian Moreland

Brian Moreland

It seems to me like you were expecting more amusement from a film that focuses more on the drama surrounding the developers of Facebook. I'm sorry for the lack of laughs, but TSN is NOT a comedy. Actually, it has more funny scenes than I expected. "Simplistic characterization?" Both Mark and Eduardo changed as the movie went along. Yeah, Marks' "robot-like ambition" remained steady, but how could you judge "ambition? like the way you were implying? That's what made his character interesting- his non-stop, unrelenting drive, despite how little he showed his emotions. Your review, in comparison with a well-thought review (from good reviewers like Roger Ebert or Claudia Puig), seems more like your way of downplaying the hype this film gained, as well as other great moves like Black Swan and The Kids Are All Right. You're giving rotten reviews to films that others praise as Oscar-worthy- you seriously need to stop reviewing, or make your opinion worth hearing.

Aug 28 - 08:32 PM

Tommy H.

Tommy Hatcher

Just want to say that I HATE facebook. That is all :D

Sep 13 - 07:48 AM

James Collins

James Collins

You've "read" a lot about the movie? Sounds about right, idiot.

Oct 28 - 12:43 AM

Eli C-W

Eli C-W

Actually an extremely well written article; whilst perhaps we have differences of opinion on the quality of films mentioned, his reasoning is nevertheless rooted in acceptable ideas and the influence of personal opinion is noted, accepted, and eloquently stated.

Nov 25 - 10:40 AM

Mathew Dony

Mathew Dony

you did not see the movie

Jan 24 - 05:12 AM

Ken Gabisan

Ken Gabisan

It's obvious that the film depicts on how and when facebook began.

Mar 17 - 03:21 AM

Dylan Rau

Dylan Rau

I disagree with you that it was a "bad" movie but i do see your point. As much as people might deny it, sitting alone staring at a computer screen can never be as fulfilling as in person interaction. Kind of reminds me of the movie "Moon", in how he talks to people over the computer and stuff but in the end it turns out they really never existed (for him anyways). Think about it, if you never saw any of your fb friends in real life how would you know they were real? What if you never left your computer again and just stayed on facebook all day "interacting" with people.

Maybe for some people staring at peoples words in digital text is enough, but to me its incredibly impersonal. Good authors manage to take you into their mind and show you how you feel through their words but not everyones an author. Standing face to face with someone and having a conversation however can tell you loads about their character and personality.

You seem to be a bit harsh though. I mean do you watch the Godfather and worry about the countless people who's lives are hurt by crime? What about LOTR and how it glorifies violence? Any movie has shortcomings but you can't let them consume you into thinking they ruin the movie. Maybe instead of jumping to extremes and saying the movie was shit you could of just said good, or slightly less than great

Mar 31 - 03:13 AM

Braden Deal

Braden Deal

That's not even a real reason regarding the quality of the movie dude

May 7 - 03:39 PM

2001 - A Space Odyssey

Andrew Andrews

I really think that this film will be regarded as a classic in time. It excels in all production departments, with brilliant writing, amazing editing, great acting, etc. Absolute masterpiece, and I don't think Fincher will ever make a better piece of art than this one.

P.S. I don't have a Facebook account. Neither does my dad, who also loves this movie and nearly despises the Internet.

May 8 - 06:22 PM

Flor D. Turra

Flor D. Turra

agreed. in 50 years it will be remembered as on of the best of our era

Jul 13 - 08:26 AM

Jeff Howells

Jeff Howells

Anyone who thinks this piece of shit movie is great needs to watch more movies. Eisenberg was annoying with his fake lisp, that is supposed to make him sound smart and pointless fast babbling about useless statistics that you need to have subtitles to understand a word. Ten years from now no one will care about this movie and people will wonder why any one cares now.

Jun 12 - 09:32 PM

glennfloods

Glenn Floods

Good review. I couldn't agree more. This movie's a pathetic, sycophantic tribute to a man with a history of unethical behavior and a product that was first to fill a niche. I don't see anything truly realistic, insightful or critical in this piece of corporatist propaganda.

Jul 7 - 03:03 AM

glennfloods

Glenn Floods

And yes, I use Facebook and I know it better then most. :P

Jul 7 - 03:05 AM

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