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The Social Network

63 Ratings: 4.1
A 2010 movie directed by David Fincher.

The Social Network is a 2010 drama film directed by David Fincher about the founding of the social networking website Facebook. The film features an ensemble cast, which consists of Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew … see full wiki

Director: David Fincher
Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 01, 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
29 reviews about The Social Network
review by . October 03, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
4 ½ STARS: Can't Make A Few BILLION Without Making A Few Enemies...
“The Social Network” is a film directed by David Fincher with script by Aaron Sorkin; the film is based on the book by Ben Mezrich called “The Accidental Billionaires“. “Social Network”. God, how those words now mean quite a lot to a great many number of people these days. Right now, I am posting a review on a “social networking” site called lunch.com about a film that portrays the beginnings of one of America’s most famous “social …
review by . November 24, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
First of all it's statistically impossible for there to be more geniuses in China than there are people in the United States. Statistically 1 in 50 people is a genius - at least as it's defined by Mensa, and that's probably generous. Thus China would need 50 times as many people as the United States to have their geniuses exceed our population. Alas, they only have four times as many.         It is this sort of blatant disregard for facts and basic science …
review by . February 03, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
Words are weapons in THE SOCIAL NETWORK. For the most part, words are used vivaciously to accuse and to criticize Mark Zuckerberg's decisions on the road to becoming the billionaire he is today. After all, the tagline for David Fincher's THE SOCIAL NETWORK sums up the movie's point of being: "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies." Even if Aaron Sorkin, with his incredibly human and detailed dialogue, adapted Ben Mezrich's semi-fictional …
review by . February 14, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Who would think that the 2010 Oscar race appears to be down to a stuffy piece of British manners about a stuttering king and a sparky commoner, and a static legal procedural piece about the invention of a social network site?  Of course, those descriptions don't do justice to the quality of directing, writing, and acting in The King's Speech (which I have reviewed separately) and The Social Network.      The key to the attraction of these movies isn't in the …
review by . December 15, 2010
Unlike the many people who are part of a social network to me I felt socially awkward seeing The Social Network with my family since the movie plays differently for me than my genetically connected counterparts. For those of you who don't have a computer and have been living in a cave in the middle of nowhere The Social Network is the semi-realistic tale of Mark Zuckerberg, a sophomore at Harvard who, after a post dumped drunken escapade creates a little website called Facebook. Ah Facebook …
review by . October 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Pirates of Silicon Valley 2?
Alright, so I have to admit, I'm somewhat of a Facebook fan boy. Not the type that is completely consumed by Facebook 24/7, but the kind that loves the idea that some dude from Harvard turned a website into a $25 Billion dollar business and he's only 26. Also let me put this one out there, I'm sick of the whole "down with Facebook" mini movement that people are trying to get started because Facebook wants their ads to be relevant to you.      With that …
review by . August 30, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I take back every bad thing I ever said about Justin Timberlake. It's that he came riding in on the back of a popular boy band, and we all know how that usually turns out, right? Well, if you were among the many, many Timberlake bashers, you may take heart in the fact that his singing hasn't really changed one bit. However, he has proven to be a great pop music innovator, but what really surprised me is his acting ability. In The Social Network, he plays Napster founder Sean Parker, the charismatic …
review by . August 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
    In the opening scene of Social Network we eavesdrop on a conversation between Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) and his girlfriend. At the end of the scene Mark's now ex-girlfriend sums up his treatment of people in a succinct statement. She told him that he would probably do something big and complain that girls didn’t like him because he was a nerd. She went on to say that this was a lie. That girls wouldn’t like him because he was an a-hole. He went on to make …
review by . January 31, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Upon first hearing about The Social Network my first thought was the same as just about everyone else's.  "Who in the hell wants to watch a movie about the creation of FACEBOOK?" But I'd seen crazier things happen.  Much crazier things happen.  I figure if we can make a movie based on a theme park ride, making a movie about the creation of Facebook can't be so bad.  Of course, the movie is about much more than JUST the creation of Facebook.  If it were …
review by . March 16, 2011
Well folks, I finally did it. I finally saw The Social Network after missing it in theatres. May I say, it is a wonderful movie. If I had seen this in 2010 it would have definitely made it onto my favourite movies of 2010 list. Hell, it had the very potential to even top the list. The one thing that prevented me from giving it a full 100 percent is that I could not relate to or root for the protagonist, but a main character doesn't necessarily have to be likeable to make a good movie. Wonderfully …
review by . October 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
If The Social Network is about brilliant but shallow people building a brilliant but shallow website making scads of money and screwing their co-conspirators in the process, then this movie deserves four plus stars. it's a little boring, but the points are made; unfortunately, it couldn't make me care.      It's a cleverly written(note:  clever - not brilliant,) competently directed, well acted movie about characters as devoid of substance as facebook itself. …
review by . October 01, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Black Sheep likes The Social Network
THE SOCIAL NETWORK   Written by Aaron Sorkin   Directed by David Fincher   Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake      Mark Zuckerberg: There is a difference between being obsessive and being motivated.      With over 500 million members worldwide, Facebook has come a long way since it was just a little social networking site kicking around a few prestigious colleges in the United States.  In fact, …
review by . November 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Pull the Plug
I've been reading and listening to a lot of hype surrounding The Social Network, so I was really excited to watch it. People have been comparing it to Pirates of Silicon Valley, which I absolutely love, and it was rated very highly by critics and viewers alike. The excitement and anticipation was quickly dampened by the first few minutes of the film.       It starts with the founder of The Facebook, as it was initially called, Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg), …
review by . October 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
   There’s a scene towards the end of The Social Network where Mark Zuckerburg and his best friend Eduardo Saverin are standing in an enormous office space reserved for the biggest of businessmen, looking out at their multi-billion dollar industry created from sheer spite. Eduardo sits in front of the camera for a moment, leans over to Mark and whispers “Can you believe that this all started from the algorithm I wrote on the window in your dorm?” While this momentary …
review by . October 08, 2010
I have a Facebook account. My friend Rob also has one. So does my friend Gabriel. And my friend Arthur. And Kitty. And Nick. Even my Mom had one (she got rid of it while job hunting). It seems like pretty much everyone is on Facebook these days. Of course it wasn’t always like that. Prior to Facebook the big thing was MySpace. Everyone who was everyone had some page overloaded with graphics and music that took twenty minutes to load. It was a good idea for a site. It was a start. But it wasn’t …
review by . October 01, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Great cast and story.     Cons: None.     The Bottom Line: One of the best films of the year.     It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t know about Facebook. On any given day, at least 250 million active users log on to Facebook and spend over 700 billion minutes per month updating their status, posting pictures or playing casual games. So dominant is this social network, the name itself is both a brand and a verb. Who would …
review by . October 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
It’s always a special thrill to see a movie that takes an actor and perfectly melds him to a role.  Particularly when it happens for the first time for that actor.  Young Jesse Eisenberg has at last had this happen to him in David Fincher’s fun and super-smart THE SOCIAL NETWORK.  Eisenberg plays Facebook “founder” (I put that in quotes, because the whole movie is somewhat about the idea that perhaps all the credit is NOT due) Mark Zuckerberg.  In the …
review by . October 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Well there's no surprise that Mark Zuckerberg didn't give the film his personal seal of approval: he's portrayed as a technological psychopath who is at once obsessed, jealous, disloyal, socially inept and in desperate need of approval. Yet the movie doesn't paint him as completely irredeemable - his entire character arc is bookended by his ex-girlfriend telling him he's an asshole at the beginning, and a lawyer at the end telling he's not an asshole but he's trying really hard to be. Beyond an …
review by . November 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
 **** out of ****      I knew that David Fincher was a talented director, but this is unexpected. "The Social Network" is David Fincher's finest film; a movie that it both bright and surprising. Who would have known that out of all the people to do it, David Fincher would be the only one to make "the Facebook movie", as some are calling this film. And thanks to flawless direction from Mr. Fincher, "The Social Network" is even more interesting …
review by . November 15, 2010
  When word first came out that there was going to be a Facebook movie that was my first reaction "There is going to be a Facebook movie?!?" It was tough to initially sell it for me, but then the movie gained director David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en) and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, A Few Good Men). Then the critical reviews started coming out (it currently has a 97 on Rotten Tomatoes). The moment that sealed the deal is when the trailer featuring Kanye's song …
review by . February 15, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
It's hard to describe why 'Social Network' is such a valuable and effective viewing experience.  The structure treats time-frames not much differently than 'Amadeus' because it tells it's story at one point of time while using the past as a narrative to unveil the past, but this is merely grasping because in many ways, 'The Social Network' breaks new ground as a new story with a new medium to tell its story.      The story takes place …
review by . November 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
         When I first heard about this project I was pessimistic since I refused to believe in a story about some website where people interact with each other. Then, David Fincher was announced to direct the movie and that news dazzled me because Fincher is known for his compact, complex storytelling so I was kind of biased on this project and still didn't cared about it that much. But then, months after that, the movie came out and an avalanche of positive reviews …
Quick Tip by . April 19, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I'm still a little surprised at the amount of acclaim that has been heaped onto this film. Personally, while I did find it to be well acted and very well directed, I just was never that taken with the story or the way that it was being told. I can't claim to know Mark Zuckerberg, nor can I claim to know much about the foundation of Facebook, but this film is told from an angle that is designed to be more dramatic and to a certain extent unflattering. This aside, I prefer David Fincher's …
review by . March 14, 2011
The nerds have invaded our world, and things are looking good!  With Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter on television, it was only a matter of time before the nerds made a come back on the big screen, and they are making their come back in a BIG WAY!  The Social Network is the story of how Facebook came to be, and let me tell you it is a nerd's wet dream.       A few years ago, had you asked any teen/college girl what type of guy she was looking for she'd most …
Quick Tip by . January 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The guy may be a success but after this movie, I like him even less! For whatever reasons, this movie just doesn't appeal to me!
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