The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma

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Tech experts behind some of the biggest social media platforms feature in this documentary-drama hybrid focused on the dangers that social networking has on human behaviour. From the director of Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice.

202094 minsUSA
Documentary

Streaming (1 Providers)

The Social Dilemma | Awards

Award Winner
Outstanding Writing & Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program, Emmys 2021

The Social Dilemma | Reviews

85%68 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An exemplary explainer, made with wit and clarity.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The film will definitely make you more cognizant of your own behavior - not just of how you use the internet, but how the internet uses you.

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Variety

Variety

A densely packed yet lively and entertaining documentary, whose accessibility is heightened by some narrative play-acting.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Should be mandatory viewing for everyone who has a social media account. After seeing it, you may look at your phone differently, as something that isn't really your friend.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Remarkably effective in sounding the alarm about the incursion of data mining and manipulative technology into our social lives and beyond.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Flawed in several places and still essential viewing.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The questions and concerns that “The Social Dilemma” raises ensure that it’s never boring, even if the filmmaking’s way of communicating only works roughly half the time.

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The Social Dilemma | Release Details

The Social Dilemma is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.