Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. Dec 14, 2010
    88
    Reznor and Ross have pulled off something fairly remarkable here, creating a record that could've existed on its own as an original NIN production, but serves almost perfectly as the sonic document of the evolution of an online phenomenon that began in the dorms of Harvard and eventually took over Silicon Valley.
  2. Dec 14, 2010
    80
    While The Social Network may not be as iconic as the Dust Brothers' score for Fincher's Fight Club, it's as impressive and listenable in its own way. Reznor fans and film score aficionados will find a lot to like here.
  3. Kerrang!
    Dec 14, 2010
    80
    Admittedly, without Trent's voice and lyrics it lacks the sense of introspection that defines classic NIN albums, but that doesn't matter; the master is back at work. [16 Oct 2010, p.52]
  4. Dec 14, 2010
    70
    As darkly-hued as Fincher and Sorkin's views of entrepreneurial ethics and interpersonal morality are in The Social Network, the score that Reznor and Ross provide pushes the film into even deeper shadows and suggests an outline of technological panic in the human psyche that gives the film's critique of the social web a sharper edge than it would have had without it. No filmmaker could ever ask for more.
  5. Dec 14, 2010
    60
    With help from producer Atticus Ross, Reznor has made a solid soundtrack to David Fincher's movie by doing what he's always done: creating grand industrial rock.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Feb 8, 2011
    10
    This soundtrack enhances and drives its movie. It's subtle, urgent and infecting, much like its subject matter. "The Social Network" is aThis soundtrack enhances and drives its movie. It's subtle, urgent and infecting, much like its subject matter. "The Social Network" is a great film largely because of this soundtrack, which feels respectful and open-ended and intense all at once - a perfect compliment to a story about the densely intriguing first moments of a phenomenon. Full Review »
  2. Mar 18, 2011
    7
    Did i hate the soundtrack? NO NO! However, compared to great scores like Hanz Zimmer's "Inception", it was not even close to an Oscar worthyDid i hate the soundtrack? NO NO! However, compared to great scores like Hanz Zimmer's "Inception", it was not even close to an Oscar worthy soundtrack, with repetitive themes and some overall boring instrumental choices. But it is cool that it was made by computers. Full Review »
  3. Jul 13, 2011
    0
    Honestly, bad score. It was horrible. It had no real rhythm at all, something that can be good, but was bad here. It was not recognizable atHonestly, bad score. It was horrible. It had no real rhythm at all, something that can be good, but was bad here. It was not recognizable at all, something that isn't necessary, but is important. It did not deserve the Academy Award for Best Score, and that award should have gone to Alexandre Desplat for The King's Speech or Hans Zimmer for Inception. It might be worth a listen to some, but odds are, you will hate it. It was horrible. Full Review »