Network Reviews

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December 15, 2010
Biting '76 satire with a media literacy lesson.
June 26, 2007
Finch's spouting is impressive, but we prefer Holden's sardonic edge, even if his big speeches seem the most predictably written.
February 17, 2007
A timeless satire on television as a wasteland.
September 11, 2006
For some reason, Paddy Chayefsky's Oscar-winning satire was perceived as a drama when the movie came out in 1976. Much ahead of its time, the film was a cautionary tale of the news media as infotainment (emphasis on the secon part of the concept).
August 2, 2006
So truthful, so prescient, it's painful. Paddy Chayevsky delivers one of the best screenplays ever written.
April 11, 2006
March 8, 2006
One would assume that a 1976 film about network television would feel dated today, but director Sidney Lumet and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky had such a fine concept that Network seems downright contemporary.
February 28, 2006
Rare is the social satire that rings as true as Network does, and the film is even more topical today than it was thirty years ago.
February 15, 2006
If 'Network' had the ring of truth to it in 1976, you can be sure it's even truer these days.
December 6, 2005
A well-crafted piece of celluloid that holds up quite nicely in the feeding-frenzy mentality that defines modern media.
August 26, 2005
It's creepy how prescient this one-time satire turned out to be.
May 10, 2005
January 8, 2005
One of the greatest in a great year for movies. My favorite William Holden performance.
July 29, 2004
April 16, 2004
November 7, 2003
One of the great black comedies of the '70s
October 30, 2003
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June 26, 2003
June 2, 2003
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