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  • Summary: The Network is a documentary set behind the scenes at TOLO TV, the largest television network in one of the most unstable and dangerous places on earth, Afghanistan.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Sep 26, 2013
    80
    A heartening but tempered portrait of the media’s ability to effect social change.
  2. Reviewed by: John Oursler
    Sep 24, 2013
    50
    Rather than investigating the harrowing circumstances surrounding each day's broadcast, Orner is content to let each inspiring aspect of the network speak for itself.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Oct 3, 2013
    50
    The film's overall presentation...feels a bit too cloistered and the subject perhaps too limited for feature-length attention.
  4. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Sep 25, 2013
    25
    The result is an uncritical, drama-free documentary that comes uncomfortably close to resembling a business-magazine puff piece.

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