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

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The Social Network Reviews

Leah Rozen
TheWrap
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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 Source: TheWrap

October 7, 2011
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Despite the fun of the parties, the intrigue of the legal wranglings and the humour of the dialogue, Fincher and Sorkin never let us forget that we're complicit in their story (or at least 500 million of us are).

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

October 14, 2010
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The movie's lustrous, deep-focus frames and headlong pace are difficult to resist. Its an entertainingly cynical small movie.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

October 4, 2010
Charlie McCollum
San Jose Mercury News
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You will know The Social Network is something very special from its first scene.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 4/4

October 1, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The Social Network shares creative DNA with a handful of classic, zeitgeist-savvy films like Network and All the President's Men, as well as more recent fare such as The Insider and Michael Clayton.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 4/4

October 1, 2010
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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This is the 2010 Oscar season's first drama to live up to the hype and expectations associated with it.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 1, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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There's a cool precision and honesty to The Social Network, the story of the founding of Facebook, which guarantees its entertainment value even as it limits its emotional impact.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

October 1, 2010
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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It has the staccato wit of a drawing-room comedy, the fatal flaw of a tragic romance and the buzzy immediacy of a front-page headline, all powered by a kinetic engine typically found in an action flick.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 1, 2010
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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[P]roof that Fincher's directorial verve can imbue virtually any tale with urgency, be it the search for a killer or the search for a killer app.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

October 1, 2010
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Despite the whiz-bang topicality, the headlong intelligence, and the many sharp collegiate scenes, this new-style movie hews pretty closely to an old-style playbook.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

October 1, 2010
Dana Stevens
Slate
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What a joy to sit in a theater and be engaged, surprised, challenged, amused.

Full Review Source: Slate

October 1, 2010
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Somehow the results come together like the perfect status update.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 4.5/5

October 1, 2010
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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What looks on paper like a static series of dead-end conversations comes to life as a vital, engaging, even urgent parable for our age.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/4

October 1, 2010
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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Everyone involved went out and made the film they were trying to make, and it's often funny and generally captivating.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: A-

October 1, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The writing is strong, and the drama -- the drama of betrayal -- is ever present.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

September 30, 2010
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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This account of Facebook's founder, and of the website's explosive growth, quickly lifts you to a state of exhilaration, and pretty much keeps you there for two hours.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

September 30, 2010
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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Thanks to David Fincher's straightforward direction, Aaron Sorkin's Oscar-level script and a half-dozen sharp performances, this is one of the best movies of the year.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 5/5

September 30, 2010
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Weeks after seeing it, moments from it will haunt you.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 5/5

September 30, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Fincher gives the story the vitality and clear, coherent tension of a thriller.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

September 30, 2010
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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One of the many remarkable things about David Fincher's movie The Social Network is the constant realization, as you watch, that this movie should by all rights have been exceedingly dull.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 30, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's astonishing that a movie mostly set in front of computer screens and in deposition rooms, a movie where the end is already known, has the hold of a suspense film.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 4/4

September 30, 2010
Bob Mondello
NPR
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The Social Network is terrific entertainment - an unlikely thriller that makes business ethics, class distinctions and intellectual-property arguments sexy

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 10/10

September 30, 2010
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Fincher has made quite a few terrific films, from Se7en to the underrated Zodiac. But this time he's outdone himself. The Social Network is riveting from start to finish, and a master class in directing.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 4/4

September 30, 2010
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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The Social Network sometimes relegates the actual effects of Facebook to passing lines of dialogue and offhand references. But there's plenty to explore in its causes, and Zuckerberg's story ends up feeling bigger than his own life.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

September 30, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Watching The Social Network, the real Zuckerberg may feel as if someone has hacked into his Facebook account and changed his profile picture.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 4/4

September 30, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It may be the year's best movie.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/4

September 29, 2010
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Brilliantly directed by David Fincher, this provocative film probes the impetus for invention, the changing face of social interaction and the limits of friendship -- the old-fashioned kind and the version linking 500 million Facebook users.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 4/4

September 29, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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David Fincher's film has the rare quality of being not only as smart as its brilliant hero, but in the same way. It is cocksure, impatient, cold, exciting and instinctively perceptive.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

September 29, 2010
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Despite the ceaseless yammering, The Social Network delivers the heady, rib-tickling rush of an action picture, and it gradually builds to an emotional wallop that blindsides you.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 4/4

September 29, 2010
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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The film swaggers with a bravado born of insecurity...

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 5/5

September 29, 2010
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Smartly written by Aaron Sorkin, directed to within an inch of its life by David Fincher and anchored by a perfectly pitched performance by Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network is a barn-burner of a tale that unfolds at a splendid clip.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 29, 2010
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The Social Network has everything you want in a thriller for the brain: huge doses of ego and duplicity, corporate backstabbing, and some very layered performances.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 29, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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With The Social Network, director David Fincher has come up with a movie that, in telling the turbulent story of whiz-kid Mark Zuckerberg's creation of Facebook, isn't just compelling. It's great.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 5/5

September 29, 2010
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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On the level of craft, the movie's just absurdly enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 4/4

September 29, 2010
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The Social Network combines a multitude of impressions and conflicting first-person accounts in a trajectory that is refreshingly coherent.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2010
Eric Hynes
Village Voice
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The Social Network succeeds, per journalism's most basic directive, in showing not telling. And like great journalism, a great film can capture the reality of the present -- and even make art out of it.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 28, 2010
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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The Social Network's first act is its best -- a hellishly precise youth movie rattling along on a clamor of computer jargon.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 28, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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An unlikely marriage of directorial and writerly sensibilities has produced one of the most stimulating films of the year.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 28, 2010
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Just as you can't stop yourself from checking into Facebook more than once a day, you'll find yourself drawn to The Social Network again and again. It's easily one of the year's best.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

September 27, 2010
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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Is The Social Network one of the fall season's best big movies? Without question.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 27, 2010
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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A film this rich emits all kinds of literary and cinematic reverberations.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

September 27, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The Social Network is the movie of the year. But Fincher and Sorkin triumph by taking it further. Lacing their scathing wit with an aching sadness, they define the dark irony of the past decade.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 4/4

September 27, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The Social Network is one of those movies that cares more about whether something "feels" real than whether it is.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 4/4

September 27, 2010
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Do movies ever attempt to analyze the entire weave of life? Now they do.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/5

September 27, 2010
David Denby
New Yorker
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Rushes through a coruscating series of exhilarations and desolations, triumphs and betrayals, and ends with what feels like darkness closing in on an isolated soul.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

September 27, 2010
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Mr. Fincher and Mr. Sorkin offer up a creation story for the digital age and something of a morality tale, one driven by desire, marked by triumph, tainted by betrayal and inspired by the new gospel: the geek shall inherit the earth.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 24, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It's the finest film in many years to open the New York Film Festival.

Full Review Source: New York Post

September 22, 2010
Todd McCarthy
indieWIRE
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On a first viewing, it seems almost indecently smart, funny and sexy. The second time around... half the time I sat there marveling at the similarities of the story, themes and structure to Citizen Kane.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE

September 21, 2010
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A mesmerizing, bewildering and infuriating protagonist makes this movie about Facebook's creation a must-see.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 21, 2010
Justin Chang
Variety
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Continues Fincher's fascinating transition from genre filmmaker extraordinaire to indelible chronicler of our times.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 21, 2010
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