The Net (1995)



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Movie Info

Irwin Winkler's paranoid thriller focuses on a high-tech nightmare, as a computer programmer finds herself on the run from an unknown enemy dedicated to ruining her life by digital means. Sandra Bullock stars as Angela Bennett, a programmer who unwittingly comes into possession of software that allows access to secret government information. At first, she thinks little of it, heading off to Mexico on vacation. However, thanks to a series of odd events that culminates with the death of a close … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: John Brancato, Michael Ferris, Irwin Winkler, Rob Cowan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 26, 1997
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Angela Bennett

as Jack Devlin

as Dr. Alan Champion

as Mrs. Bennett

as Imposter

as Bergstrom

as WNN Anchor

as Public defender

as Ben Phillips

as First Nurse

as Mexican Doctor

as Mrs. Raines

as Stan Whiteman

as 2nd Nurse

as Resort Desk Clerk

as Russ Melbourne

as Jeff Gregg

as Elevator Woman

as Trooper

as Remote Reporter

as Mexican Nun

as FedEx Man

as Embassy Worker

as Computer Nerd

as Shuttle Driver

as Desk Sergeant

as WNN Reporter

as Fire Official

as Fireman

as Female Officer

as Computer Technician

as Computer Technician

as Computer Technician

as Newscaster

as Guitar Player

as ICU Doctor

as CCU Nurse

as The Bunny

as Security Officer

as Security Officer

as Supervisor

as Dermot Conley

as Reservation Clerk
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Critic Reviews for The Net

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (11)

A thriller without thrills.

Full Review… | January 14, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Riddled with more coincidences and implausibilities than Hitchcock permitted himself in his entire career, The Net still gets by as a reasonably suspenseful, very au courant thriller.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Pretty soon she's fleeing from her gun-wielding seducer, trying to recover an identity that's being systematically erased through alteration of her personal computer records, and dodging bullets on spinning carousels.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The Net is never quite as sleek and chilling as it might have been, but it gives the old story of a wrongly accused innocent a nerve-wracking 90's twist.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

A strong enough suspense thriller, a high-tech version of one of those spiraling nightmares in which an innocent person is chased by assassins and wanted by the police.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Director Irwin Winkler is as graceless as ever, although the gritty look and refreshingly low-tech action sequences are welcome.

Full Review… | January 14, 2011
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for The Net

Sandra Bullock stars as a computer geek who unwittingly stumbles onto some vague internet conspiracy (" we know everything about you so now we control your life, nya-ha-ha!"), which for us translates into her simply being menaced by Jeremy Northam for an hour or so, only broken up every now and again with folks looking amazed at old style computer screens. Story = one star, Sandra ( I STILL like her) = one star.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Good film! I love Sandra Bullocks work she's an amazing actress!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Early technology thriller. Good actors but disappointing plot. A bit of a turkey for Sandra.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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