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Summary A devastating commentary on a world of ratings-driving commercial TV that is getting more on target every day, Network introduces us to Howard Beale (Finch), dean of newscasters at the United Broadcasting Systems (UBS). Having heard that he will soon be dumped by the UBS for "skewing too old," Beal announces to his viewers that he will c...

Directed By: Sidney Lumet

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Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 16 Critic Reviews
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User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 86 User Ratings
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Summary A devastating commentary on a world of ratings-driving commercial TV that is getting more on target every day, Network introduces us to Howard Beale (Finch), dean of newscasters at the United Broadcasting Systems (UBS). Having heard that he will soon be dumped by the UBS for "skewing too old," Beal announces to his viewers that he will c...

Directed By: Sidney Lumet

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 16 Critic Reviews
83
81% Positive
13 Reviews
13% Mixed
2 Reviews
6% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 16 Critic Reviews
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81% Positive
13 Reviews
13% Mixed
2 Reviews
6% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 86 User Ratings
8.3
88% Positive
76 Ratings
8% Mixed
7 Ratings
3% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 86 User Ratings
8.3
88% Positive
76 Ratings
8% Mixed
7 Ratings
3% Negative
3 Ratings

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Production Company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Release Date Nov 14, 1976
Duration 2 h 1 m
Rating TV-MA
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Tagline "NETWORK"... the humanoids, the love story, the trials and tribulations, the savior of television, the attempted suicides, the assassination -- it's ALL coming along with a galaxy of stars you know and love!
Academy Awards, USA
• 4 Wins & 10 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 4 Wins & 5 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
• 1 Win & 9 Nominations