The Social Network

The Social Network

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
DramaTrue 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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The Social Network / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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

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Total Film

Total Film

“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.

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Total Film

Total Film

“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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

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.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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

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