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  • Summary: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. From director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin comes The Social Network, a film that proves you don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies. (Sony Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. 100
    Brilliantly entertaining and emotionally wrenching.
  2. The film comes down to a mesmerizing portrait of a man who in any other age would perhaps be deemed nuts or useless, but in the Internet age has this mental agility to transform an idea into an empire.
  3. 100
    This is a remarkable film for more reasons than its antihero, from the cyberspeed wisdom of Aaron Sorkin's screenplay to Jeff Cronenweth's camera prowling the excesses of youthful genius gone wild.
  4. David Fincher obsesses about obsessive people.
  5. Most of all, it is the improbably entertaining story of how new media are altering the very nature of courtship and friendship.
  6. When Mr. Eisenberg makes Mark's face go blank, the character seems scarily emptied out: it's a subtly great, at times unsettling, performance.
  7. It's an entertainingly cynical small movie. Aaron Sorkin's dialogue tumbles out so fast it's as if the characters want their brains to keep pace with their processors; they talk like they keyboard, like Fincher directs, with no time for niceties.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 321
  1. Oct 1, 2010
    10
    "The Social Network" was so good I don't even know where to begin. I can't, for the life of me, think of another film in recent years that's left me so wholeheartedly satisfied by the time the credits started rolling. This is some amazing, amazing stuff we've got here folks: don't miss it for the world. Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2013
    10
    People ask what makes 'The Social Network' a modern masterpiece? Well, its a story that 1,000,000,000 people (or users) can relate to, it has skillful direction by Fincher to get across the said story, a screenplay by Sorkin that seems to roll of the actors tongues, and overall a use of editing that is rarely present in modern day films. So, does all of that answer their question? Expand
  3. Dec 15, 2010
    10
    The Social Network is a masterpiece, it's the Citizen Kane of 2st century. The film has dialogues so intelligent and deep, actors are perfect in their roles. Perfect Direction, Screenplay, Cinematography and Edition. Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2010
    9
    It was a hell of a move, the acting, writing, direction, and cinematography was close to perfect, but at times you do feel the creators are trying overly hard to achieve perfection, and now allowing imperfection to come naturally. They cannot fully control the overall response to the movie, as hard as they may try. Expand
  5. Feb 19, 2011
    9
    The film does a wonderful job of showing us the real "Mark Zukerberg" while Jesse Eisenberg is fantastic in that role. As previous reviewers have mentioned, this is a film about human interaction, as opposed to a film about Facebook. You don't have to be familiar with Facebook to enjoy this incredible film. Expand
  6. Nov 30, 2010
    8
    Excellent film. The magnificent dialogue carries the movie, as Fincher takes a new "less is more approach" to his directing style. One of the best of the year. Expand
  7. Apr 2, 2014
    0
    NO, NO, NO! I'm not going to waste any time in writing a review for this piece of trash but the score has to go down, this is misleading. In what world is this better then pulp fiction or spirited away???

    Just my opinion
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