The Social Network


The Social Network

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Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.



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"The Social Network" explores the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomena of the new century, was invented -- through the warring perspectives of the super-smart young men who each claimed to be there at its inception. The result is a drama rife with both creation and destruction; one that audaciously avoids a singular POV, but instead, by tracking dueling narratives, mirrors the clashing truths and constantly morphing social relationships that define our time. Drawn from multiple sources, the film captures the visceral thrill of the heady early days of a culture-changing phenomenon in the making -- and the way it both pulled a group of young revolutionaries together and then split them apart.

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Jesse Eisenberg
as Mark Zuckerberg
Andrew Garfield
as Eduardo Saverin
Justin Timberlake
as Sean Parker
Armie Hammer
as Cameron Winklevoss
Max Minghella
as Divya Narendra
Josh Pence
as Tyler Winklevoss
Brenda Song
as Christy
Rashida Jones
as Marliyn Delpy
Joseph Mazzello
as Dustin Moskovitz
Douglas Urbanski
as Larry Summers
Rooney Mara
as Erica Albright
Bryan Barter
as Billy Olsen
Patrick Mapel
as Chris Hughes
Nick Smoke
as KC's Friend
Cali Fredrichs
as KC's Friend
Steve Sires
as Speaker/Bill Gates
Victor Z. Isaac
as Stuart Singer
Abhi Sinha
as Vikram
Dakota Johnson
as Amelia Ritter
James Shanklin
as Prince Albert
Alex Reznick
as Prince Albert's Aide
John Hayden
as Howard Winklevoss
Oliver Muirhead
as Mr. Kenwright
Wallace Langham
as Peter Thiel
Cayman Grant
as Peter Thiel's Assistant
Peter Asle Holden
as Facebook Lawyer
Darin Cooper
as Facebook Lawyer
Dustin Fitzsimons
as Phoenix Club President
Toby Meuli
as Phoenix Member Playing Facemash
Alecia Svenson
as Girl at Phoenix Club
Jami Owen
as Student Playing Facemash
James Dastoli
as Student Playing Facemash
Robert Dastoli
as Student Playing Facemash
Scotty Crowe
as Student Playing Facemash
Jayk Gallagher
as Student Playing Facemash
Marcella Lentz-Pope
as Erica's Roommate
Trevor Wright
as B.U. Guy in Bra
Randy Evans
as Student in Communications Office
Carrie Armstrong
as Court Reporter
Pamela Roylance
as Ad Board Chairwoman
Brian Palermo
as CS Lab Professor
Brett Leigh
as Phoenix Club Hazer
Chris Gouche
as Phoenix Club Pledge
Nicholas Tubbs
as A Capella Group
Kevin Chui
as A Capella Group
Richard Ferris
as A Capella Group
Burke Walton
as A Capella Group
Anh Nguyen
as A Capella Group
Dane Nightingale
as A Capella Group
Stephen Fuller
as A Capella Group
John He
as A Capella Group
Nancy Linari
as Larry Summers' Secretary
Aaron Sorkin
as Ad Executive
Kyle Fain
as Intern Eric
Christopher Khai
as Intern Ian
Courtney Arndt
as Victoria's Secret Model
Felisha Terrell
as Beautiful Woman
Zoe De Toledo
as Harvard Rower's Coxswain
Simon Barr
as Harvard Rower
Alex Leigh Barker
as Harvard Rower
Phil Turnham
as Harvard Rower
Richie Steele
as Harvard Rower
Chris Friend
as Harvard Rower
Tom Harvey
as Harvard Rower
Alex Olijnyk
as Hollandia Rowers' Coxswain
Ray Poulter
as Hollandia Rower
Bob Hewitt
as Hollandia Rower
Dave Lambourne
as Hollandia Rower
James Padmore
as Hollandia Rower
Sebastian Kouba
as Hollandia Rower
Charles Herbert
as Hollandia Rower
Robin Dowell
as Hollandia Rower
Nathan Hillyer
as Hollandia Rower
Sarah Adler
as Stoned Girl
Amy Ferguson
as Stoned Girl
Monique Edwards
as Bank Teller
Lacey Beeman
as Sorority Girl
Cherilyn Wilson
as Sorority Girl
Caleb Landry Jones
as Fraternity Guy
Franco Vega
as Policeman
Andrew Thacher
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for The Social Network

All Critics (309) | Top Critics (56)

  • At last, a movie you can actually discuss afterward. And not just on Facebook or Twitter. No, you'll want to chew it over in person, with friends, for hours.

    Oct 7, 2011 | Full Review…

    Leah Rozen

    Top Critic
  • Like Zuckerberg, Fincher excels at data management, delivering vast amounts of information with the utmost clarity and speed.

    Oct 27, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a shamelessly biased account, as well as a seductively plausible one, although you have to keep your wits about you to get the full effect.

    Oct 25, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • In his first venture over to the dark side, the central performance by Jesse Eisenberg is a revelation. It's Oscar-worthy stuff.

    Oct 15, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Despite the fun of the parties, the intrigue of the legal wranglings and the humour of the dialogue, Fincher and Sorkin never let us forget that we're complicit in their story (or at least 500 million of us are).

    Oct 14, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Business hasn't been this exciting since Gordon Gekko's first outing.

    Oct 14, 2010 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for The Social Network


An impeccably directed character study with excellent performances and a top-notch script mainly sustained on a great dialogue, offering us an insightful look at the creation of the most successful social network by a misanthropic young man who was unable to keep his only friend.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

One of the best movies I've ever seen.

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

Great works of art define more than just what is on display. They define a culture, a generation. What makes The Great Gatsby such a monumental piece of literature is not just the story or the interesting struggle between characters. It is the fact that The Great Gatsby defines an era in more than one way that makes it such a great novel. The Social Network is the Gatsby of our time. The themes that persist in this movie are so culturally significant and spot-on that it would be cheating yourself to not watch this movie. The Social Network is superbly directed and acted. The story is brilliant. The soundtrack is perfect. In addition to being incredibly well-made and culturally significant, this movie is also wildly engaging and entertaining. The Social Network is the best movie of 2011, if not also one of the greatest triumphs in cinema ever.

Nikhil Nandu
Nikhil Nandu

Super Reviewer

Well acted and somewhat interesting. But I don't get all the hype.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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