The Net Reviews

January 14, 2011
A thriller without thrills.
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.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Reminiscent of a slew of films, including The Pelican Brief and The Fugitive, The Net -- ploddingly directed by Irwin Winkler -- is frustratingly average in almost every other respect.
January 1, 2000
This stuff is so concocted I had no business caring about it. But I did, because of Bullock.
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, in movie theaters, as of now, there are no DELETE buttons.
January 1, 2000
Borrowing heavily from Alfred Hitchcock and John Grisham, director Irwin Winkler reduces a potentially-fascinating premise to the spearhead of a routine thriller.
January 1, 2000
The story is standard issue pepped up with a sampling of smart computer talk to give the impression the characters know what they're talking about.
July 28, 1995
As an actress, Bullock has it all -- heart and soul, and mind, too.