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The Social Network Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
The film keeps teasing at bigger themes when it's really drivel.
Fernando F. Croce
December 6, 2010
The genesis of Facebook as weepy bromance
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
September 30, 2010
Lackluster, pedestrian, emotionally hollow and underwhelming despite exquisite cinematography and a timely, initially intriguing premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.49/10
Aaron Cutler
Slant Magazine
September 27, 2010
What you're left with is a host of issues far more stimulating than the movie raising them is.
Dan Callahan
House Next Door
February 23, 2011
I've read a lot about The Social Network at this point, mostly raves about how it supposedly captures The Way We Live Now, but no one has really zeroed in on how deliberately alienating it is.
Victoria Alexander
October 15, 2010
An anti-charismatic Charles Foster Kane with social issues, class status anger, and homoerotic panic.
Prairie Miller
September 29, 2010
Cavalier when not in your face cocky, this Hollywood notion of a dumbed down, sexed up Harvard is less brainiac boot camp than Ivy League Club Med where nobody does homework. A hyper-capitalist homage to Facebook, and an infomercial in biopic clothing.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 1, 2010
a self-important, narcissistic glorification of its own significance
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Atkinson
In These Times
April 18, 2016
A zesty advertisement for the further meaningless Facebookization of our daily routines, and the further squandering of our free time.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
October 7, 2010
Manipulation is the heart of this film, both in the story being told, and by the filmmakers who molded the true story to fit their agenda.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
October 2, 2010
What happens when a director and writer hate their subject? A well made, but one dimensional hit piece.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Armond White
New York Press
September 29, 2010
Like one of those fake-smart, middlebrow TV shows, the speciousness of The Social Network is disguised by topicality. It's really a movie excusing Hollywood ruthlessness.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
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
Jeff Beck
September 23, 2012
Fincher's keen eye for direction and Sorkin's sharp script make this worth seeing for fans and non-fans of [Facebook] alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
The Social Network is a spellbinding and compelling story with top notch performances and flawless directing.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
January 6, 2013
Aaron Sorkin's amazing script and several great performances make this one of the best movies of 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 29, 2011
Perhaps we've become a world of Mark Zuckerbergs and it's clear that these filmmakers don't like it one bit.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 14, 2011
That the project is not only a success but one of 2010′s best films is a testament to Fincher's talent as a director and his seemingly perennial ability to surround himself with incredibly astute, like-minded collaborators.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Aaron Yap
December 20, 2010
An invigorating and vital film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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