The Social Network

The Social Network

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The Social Network

Drama about the founders of Facebook, directed by David Fincher (Zodiac, Fight Club) and starring Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid and the Whale) as Mark Zuckerberg. Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.

Nowadays, Facebook has over 500 million members, is valued at $US 16 billion and has changed the way people interact worldwide. Here the story focuses on the company's origins – in Harvard college dorm rooms – and how overnight success and wealth impacted on Facebook's founders.

Justin Timberlake plays Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook's founding president; and Andrew Garfield plays Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg.

Winner for Best Screenplay, Editing and Score at the 2011 Academy Awards. Winner for Best Director, Adapted Screenplay and Editing at the 2011 BAFTA Awards. Winner for Best Film (Drama), Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Score at the 2011 Golden Globes.
2010Rating: M, contains offensive language120 minsUSA
AdaptationDramaTrue Story & Biography
Director:
David Fincher ('The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'Zodiac', 'Panic Room', 'Fight Club')
Writer:
Aaron Sorkin
Cast:
Jesse EisenbergJustin TimberlakeRashida JonesRooney MaraMax MinghellaJoseph Mazzello
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Reviews & comments

Best film of 2010

It really was a shame this got (possibly unfairly) eclipsed by The King's Speech during awards season, but regardless of whether you love or hate or even use Facebook, or believe how close this was to true events, it's a brilliantly written and acted film that anyone can enjoy. I loved how I actually had to use my brain to keep up with all the dialogue,...

5.0
0

Blab bla bla and more blabla !

Booooooooooooooooooooring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1.0
0

A Star is born in Eisenberg

Eisenberg took the step up to A-List actor in this film. He is simply brillant and if not for Firth's performance in The King's Speech may well see himself as the frontrunner for the Oscar in any other year. Fincher and Sorkin have their fingerprints all over this film. The script is one of a kind. It's clever, it's fast and it's just really really...

4.0
0

For the geeks

I would have to say not many people would enjoy this. But as a happy geek I found it quite amusing and somewhat harsh. I hope Mark wasn't that much of a jerk in real life.

4.0
0

Interesting enough...

But not that entertaining

3.0
0

SCRIPTICIOUS

Loved the character that was zuckerburg. Jesse Eisenberg played it well. Alot of himself in there my guess. I found myself cheering him on throughout. The interrogation was brilliant,love this angle...the system against the underdog...good stuff. Of course coming out on top is magic. The harvard guys had to get their piece of the pie be it by devious...

4.0
0

Brilliant !! Great acting ""

You get totally drawn into the mood & atmosphere of the euphoria as the story unfolds . Truly amazing & totally enjoyable ,as a simple idea , within 5 or so years ends up giving a net worth of 7 billion to a man who still is'nt 25,""

5.0
0

The boring network

What a crap movie!!

1.0
0

Not bad

Solid film, with good performances about the beginnings of facebook

3.0
0

Enjoyable

I know I enjoyed a movie when I'm still talking about it a week later after seeing it! Whether the story was true or not, it was fascinating to get a small glimpse into how Facebook was made. Loved the ending!

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Continues Fincher's fascinating transition from genre filmmaker extraordinaire to indelible chronicler of our times

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

“Every creation myth needs a devil,” notes one of Mark Zuckerberg’s attorneys as the Facebook creator resigns himself to legal defeat. The Social Network is the story of one man’s God complex igniting his demonisation. It’s what happens when anarchy is assimilated – how rebellion gets contorted into money.

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

“Every creation myth needs a devil,” notes one of Mark Zuckerberg’s attorneys as the Facebook creator resigns himself to legal defeat. The Social Network is the story of one man’s God complex igniting his demonisation. It’s what happens when anarchy is assimilated – how rebellion gets contorted into money.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

When Mr. Eisenberg makes Mark's face go blank, the character seems scarily emptied out: it's a subtly great, at times unsettling, performance

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

David Fincher captures the spiteful personalities and hyperactive spirit of the age with the story of Facebook's creation

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

David Fincher captures the spiteful personalities and hyperactive spirit of the age with the story of Facebook's creation

4.0
0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

But make no mistake, whether the movie is fair or horribly unfair - I know nothing of the actual facts and can't make that determination - its portrait of Zuckerberg is a hatchet job of epic and perhaps lasting proportions.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

David Fincher's film has the rare quality of being not only as smart as its brilliant hero, but in the same way. It is cocksure, impatient, cold, exciting and instinctively perceptive.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Master director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Game) mines big drama out of the origins of Facebook in this entertaining zeitgeist-grab

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Smartly written by Aaron Sorkin, directed to within an inch of its life by David Fincher and anchored by a perfectly pitched performance by Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network is a barn-burner of a tale that unfolds at a splendid clip.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

One of cinema’s greatest strengths is that it can make the ordinary and mundane exciting and adventurous. It’s a rare thing though, and when you see it, sometimes it’s difficult to figure out how it happened. In the case of The Social Network there’s no trick.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A rich, understated character drama that gleefully exposes the petty playground politics at the centre of one of the internet-era's most bitter court cases.

4.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

I just came across a lovely quote from the writer of The Social Network, and it seems it's a fair place to start this review - fair because the real star of this film is the script.

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Absolutely riveting examination of the social media phenomenon that is Facebook.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Continues Fincher's fascinating transition from genre filmmaker extraordinaire to indelible chronicler of our times

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

“Every creation myth needs a devil,” notes one of Mark Zuckerberg’s attorneys as the Facebook creator resigns himself to legal defeat. The Social Network is the story of one man’s God complex igniting his demonisation. It’s what happens when anarchy is assimilated – how rebellion gets contorted into money.

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

“Every creation myth needs a devil,” notes one of Mark Zuckerberg’s attorneys as the Facebook creator resigns himself to legal defeat. The Social Network is the story of one man’s God complex igniting his demonisation. It’s what happens when anarchy is assimilated – how rebellion gets contorted into money.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

When Mr. Eisenberg makes Mark's face go blank, the character seems scarily emptied out: it's a subtly great, at times unsettling, performance

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

David Fincher captures the spiteful personalities and hyperactive spirit of the age with the story of Facebook's creation

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

David Fincher captures the spiteful personalities and hyperactive spirit of the age with the story of Facebook's creation

4.0
0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

But make no mistake, whether the movie is fair or horribly unfair - I know nothing of the actual facts and can't make that determination - its portrait of Zuckerberg is a hatchet job of epic and perhaps lasting proportions.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

David Fincher's film has the rare quality of being not only as smart as its brilliant hero, but in the same way. It is cocksure, impatient, cold, exciting and instinctively perceptive.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Master director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Game) mines big drama out of the origins of Facebook in this entertaining zeitgeist-grab

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Smartly written by Aaron Sorkin, directed to within an inch of its life by David Fincher and anchored by a perfectly pitched performance by Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network is a barn-burner of a tale that unfolds at a splendid clip.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

One of cinema’s greatest strengths is that it can make the ordinary and mundane exciting and adventurous. It’s a rare thing though, and when you see it, sometimes it’s difficult to figure out how it happened. In the case of The Social Network there’s no trick.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A rich, understated character drama that gleefully exposes the petty playground politics at the centre of one of the internet-era's most bitter court cases.

4.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

I just came across a lovely quote from the writer of The Social Network, and it seems it's a fair place to start this review - fair because the real star of this film is the script.

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Absolutely riveting examination of the social media phenomenon that is Facebook.

4.0
0

Best film of 2010

It really was a shame this got (possibly unfairly) eclipsed by The King's Speech during awards season, but regardless of whether you love or hate or even use Facebook, or believe how close this was to true events, it's a brilliantly written and acted film that anyone can enjoy. I loved how I actually had to use my brain to keep up with all the dialogue,...

5.0
0

Blab bla bla and more blabla !

Booooooooooooooooooooring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1.0
0

A Star is born in Eisenberg

Eisenberg took the step up to A-List actor in this film. He is simply brillant and if not for Firth's performance in The King's Speech may well see himself as the frontrunner for the Oscar in any other year. Fincher and Sorkin have their fingerprints all over this film. The script is one of a kind. It's clever, it's fast and it's just really really...

4.0
0

For the geeks

I would have to say not many people would enjoy this. But as a happy geek I found it quite amusing and somewhat harsh. I hope Mark wasn't that much of a jerk in real life.

4.0
0

Interesting enough...

But not that entertaining

3.0
0

SCRIPTICIOUS

Loved the character that was zuckerburg. Jesse Eisenberg played it well. Alot of himself in there my guess. I found myself cheering him on throughout. The interrogation was brilliant,love this angle...the system against the underdog...good stuff. Of course coming out on top is magic. The harvard guys had to get their piece of the pie be it by devious...

4.0
0

Brilliant !! Great acting ""

You get totally drawn into the mood & atmosphere of the euphoria as the story unfolds . Truly amazing & totally enjoyable ,as a simple idea , within 5 or so years ends up giving a net worth of 7 billion to a man who still is'nt 25,""

5.0
0

The boring network

What a crap movie!!

1.0
0

Not bad

Solid film, with good performances about the beginnings of facebook

3.0
0

Enjoyable

I know I enjoyed a movie when I'm still talking about it a week later after seeing it! Whether the story was true or not, it was fascinating to get a small glimpse into how Facebook was made. Loved the ending!

4.0
0