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The Social Network Reviews

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December 30, 2018
David Fincher's internet epic is an incisively written and impressively controlled biopic where captivating legal drama meets new-media ambition. Jesse Eisenberg exudes a scary confidence and insensitivity in this relentless character study.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 5, 2018
A tight and intriguing two hours of cinema, which despite its subject matter, manages to remain entertaining and thought provoking throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2018
In its cold, almost forensic way, this is as tense and exciting as it is absorbing. It's a miracle, really.
May 30, 2018
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin turns the site's formative years into a morality tale for our times.
May 17, 2018
In keeping with the spirit of the age, Zuckerberg's fantasy isn't toppling the system; it's being successful within it.
May 14, 2018
Fincher is at pains to show that everyone involved in the legal talks believed they were in the right. That he does so successfully is what makes the action so riveting.
April 30, 2018
Watching The Social Network was so epic it was like watching the Superbowl, except it was a Superbowl in reverse.
January 4, 2018
It is director David Fincher's equivalent of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane: the story of a capitalist who is awe-inspiring in some ways, but tragic in others; enviably clever and driven, but also repellently ruthless and treacherous.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 19, 2017
An immaculate realization of clichés, a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit transmuted into a low-stakes male weepie, a bunch of college-movie stereotypes at play in a world of cruelly precise images...
October 24, 2017
Even in a year flooded with excellent dramas, The Social Network is a standout.
September 11, 2017
The Social Network, just like its subject, is the pop culture phenomenon of the new generation.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 6, 2017
It's true that The Social Network is splendid in its own right. [Full review in Spanish]
August 21, 2017
In The Social Network Generation Facebook gets a movie almost worthy of them, and this fact, being so unexpected, makes the film feel more delightful than it probably, objectively, is.
June 29, 2017
The performances of Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg and Justin Timberlake as the Napster shyster Sean Parker are award-worthy. Andrew Garfield as Ernest Saverin, also gives an impressive performance.
January 13, 2017
Fincher does, at least, make decent entertainment out of such inherently unprepossessing subjects as computer use and legal hearings.
April 18, 2016
A zesty advertisement for the further meaningless Facebookization of our daily routines, and the further squandering of our free time.
October 7, 2015
The film keeps teasing at bigger themes when it's really drivel.
August 4, 2015
What a terrific movie!
April 28, 2015
A giddy, two-hour rush of hot-blooded vertiginous dialogue and cucumber-cool cinematic curlicues.
December 2, 2013
It captures the essence of selfishness and treachery, all under the guise of creating a system geared toward making it easier for college kids to get laid. And sure enough, in the end, just about everybody gets screwed.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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