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The Social Network Reviews

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December 3, 2016
Brilliant film. Andrew and Jesse were marvelous.
November 19, 2016
Meh. Didn't like it. maybe next time
November 18, 2016
4/5 Ratings for Social Network
Critics Consensus: Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.
November 8, 2016
Citizen Kane for the internet generation. An absolutely beautiful character study.
November 6, 2016
With a sharp script, fantastic performances, gorgeous cinematography and skillful direction, The Social Network is a movie that is destined to be studied by anyone who wishes to pursue a career in filmmaking.
October 25, 2016
This movie was quite incongruous with its trailer. The trailer painted a boring, predictable, straight and dry movie that panders to the pop-culture crowd. This didn't surprise me because, although David Fincher can make a damn could movie, he can also make a few oddly straight and dry ones.

This movie, however, was not one of those movie. The movie had four aspects that really saved it from its fate:

1. The movie benefited from the really good editing. There were a lot of smart speed decisions that were made and a lot of the cuts seemed really natural and didn't leave the viewer behind.

2. The script was really witty and really created its own environment for the movie. The smart dialog built really strong characters in the movie and made the movie pretty fun in general. On a broader view, the plot was also really tight and smart. The only thing that suffered was the idea that the first lawsuit was less important and, halfway through, that narrative kind of fizzled out.

3. The cinematography is usually a pretty important part of David Fincher's movie in terms of mood and what not. I thought that this movie might disappoint in that matter but it didn't. It really was a fairly pretty movie.

4. The music. This movie wouldn't be half as good without the music adding to it. With contributions from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross along with the regular music department, the music created both a chaotic tone for the movie that it sorely needed and a mood that offset the balance that the humor gave it.

Having said that - conceptually there was only so much potential for this movie. David Fincher, cast, and crew met that potential 99.9%. Personally, I would have waited till the David Fincher/ Facebook saga ended before I went and made a movie about it but the relevancy probably helped its box office intake.

Don't let the crappy trailers deceive you with this movie. It's a goodun.
October 22, 2016
Every time I see that trailer I want to see it even more
½ October 19, 2016
The script is very well-played with superb dialogue and flawed characters, that The Social Network exceeds as a character study of the world's youngest billionaire, entrepreneur, and website programmer.
October 8, 2016
Not so special biopic movie
½ October 3, 2016
Good story and acting
½ September 27, 2016
decent overall. typical story-movie. nothing specific i disliked, just didn't care for it much (1 viewing)
September 25, 2016
The absolute best movie ever! Gripping, humorous, spellbinding, and just awesome. Never have I seen a movie where the acting, direction, writing, sound design, all play harmoniously to produce a symphonic and spectacular movie.
September 24, 2016
Much better and more riveting than I thought it would be. Well acted, well shot, and told captivatingly. I did not at all like the character, but that's a judgement external to the movie. For all I know, the movie does a good job about recording the history of Facebook, but Zuckerberg himself has made some comments about things being made up.
½ September 19, 2016
Smartly directed and fairly well acted, The Social Network is an enjoyable drama that gives an interesting insight on the creation of the most used social network and the post-teenage life of it's philanthropist founder.
September 15, 2016
It's rare to a see a movie that's so tightly written, so well acted, and so immersive also be a wide release and commercial success. A very good ride.
September 11, 2016
One of the Best movies Ever!
½ September 7, 2016
I had NO idea that I could find the story of a billionaire who's basically something of a detached prick to most everyone he encounters to be this engaging, but there ya go. Color me surprised.

It's amazingly watchable: this was something that fished me in and had me re-watch it 3 times within the space of a single week without even really realizing it.

Highly recommended.
½ September 5, 2016
Pretty boring but features some great work from director David Fincher
September 4, 2016
Jesse Eisenberg humanizes the facebook creator in an outstanding portrayal on this outstanding drama by Fincher.
August 30, 2016
Incredible movie about nothing special
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