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

The Social Network Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
December 2, 2013

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 | Original Score: A
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
August 17, 2013

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 | Original Score: A+
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
June 14, 2013

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

Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 27, 2013

The movie that shows you just what being "the smartest guy in the room" will get you.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
January 6, 2013

Aaron Sorkin's amazing script and several great performances make this one of the best movies of 2010.

Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012

The Social Network may not turn out to be the definitive movie made about the plugged-in generation, but it's a pretty good start.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 23, 2012

Fincher's keen eye for direction and Sorkin's sharp script make this worth seeing for fans and non-fans of [Facebook] alike.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Image
June 12, 2012

Director David Fincher seems drawn to these stories of misguided rebels who become monsters in their attempts to reorder the world.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011

Even if you've never touched a computer in your life, you'll find plenty to be fascinated by in this movie, as it shows that, whilst technology may be moving fast, the human capacity for hubris will always remain the same.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011

... A classic American story of capitalism and greed, friendship and betrayal, fueled by envy and lost innocence ...

Full Review | Original Score: A
Leah Rozen
TheWrap
Top Critic
October 7, 2011

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.

Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011

It's hard work making a character you don't like into a character you don't like, but can still respect.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 29, 2011

Perhaps we've become a world of Mark Zuckerbergs and it's clear that these filmmakers don't like it one bit.

Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011

It's part Citizen Kane, part Goodfellas, part Revenge of the Nerds and the most entertaining film you never knew you would want to see.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 1, 2011

The Social Network is so engrossing you don't even notice how heavy handed the films central dramatic irony could be -- that the greatest tool for communication in the modern age was created by someone who has no idea how to relate to other people.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 15, 2011

You wouldn't think that [Fincher & Sorkin's] talents would gel, yet their collaboration on The Social Network is brilliant ... a gripping tale of ambition and envy, betrayal and resentment.

Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 14, 2011

That the project is not only a success but one of 2010′s best films is a testament to Fincher's talent as a director and his seemingly perennial ability to surround himself with incredibly astute, like-minded collaborators.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 28, 2011

Almost certainly deliberately indebted to [Citizen] Kane, a quality that wordlessly speaks to Zuckerberg's own inflated ego.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 27, 2011

he Social Network occupies a gray area, in which everybody's perspective is in question, and most of the main characters slip into self-serving, subjective realities. ... an ingenious way to tackle a very curious, contemporary case

Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012

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