The Net Reviews

August 20, 2019
'90s mystery-thriller is still relevant; violence, language.
January 14, 2011
Technophiles will find certain aspects of the plot less than plausible but a big budget, Bullock and a tense finale ensure Winkler dials up a daft but enjoyable diversion.
March 26, 2009
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.
March 23, 2005
One of Bullock's best - has as much byte as it does bang
October 11, 2004
August 30, 2004
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.
August 18, 2004
April 8, 2004
January 2, 2004
Fun popcorn entertainment, thanks in no small part to the always-likable Bullock.
March 23, 2003
June 18, 2002
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.
June 5, 2002
The plot has a few logic bumps, but the scripting triumphs in making computer arcana meaningful in narrative terms.
April 10, 2002
Proves that cyberspace is not nirvana and that we all have to do more thinking about privacy and place-based community.
June 6, 2001
Arch contrivance is the lifeblood of the Hollywood potboiler and this is competent, eminently watchable stuff with some sneaky takes on computer paranoia.
January 1, 2000
If you forget the fact that computer-literacy is a prerequisite, The Net is at its heart a traditional suspense thriller.
January 1, 2000
The plot is fun to follow even in its most predictable parts.
January 1, 2000
A tense and highly entertaining suspense-thriller.
January 1, 2000
This stuff is so concocted I had no business caring about it. But I did, because of Bullock.
July 28, 1995
As an actress, Bullock has it all -- heart and soul, and mind, too.