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3.5 of 5 from 1132 ratings
1h 55min
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Synopsis:
David Fincher's The Social Network is the stunning tale of a new breed of cultural insurgent: a punk genius who sparked a revolution and changed the face of human interaction for a generation, and perhaps forever. Shot through with emotional brutality and unexpected humour, this superbly crafted film chronicles the formation of Facebook and the battles over ownership that followed upon the website's unfathomable success.
With a complex, incisive screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and a brilliant cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, The Social Network bears witness to the birth of an idea that rewove the fabric of society even as it unravelled the friendship of its creators.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
Creators:
Brad Pitt
Writers:
Aaron Sorkin, Ben Mezrich
Others:
Aaron Sorkin, Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, David Fincher, David Parker, Mark Weingarten, Michael Semanick, Jeff Cronenweth, Ren Klyce
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Drama
Awards:

2011 BAFTA Best Adapted Screen Play

2011 BAFTA Best Direction

2011 BAFTA Best Editing

2011 Oscar Best Editing

2011 Oscar Best Music Original Score

2011 Oscar Best Adapted Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
14/02/2011
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with David Fincher
  • Audio commentary with Aaron Sorkin and cast
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/02/2011
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with David Fincher
  • Audio commentary with Aaron Sorkin and cast

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Reviews (7) of The Social Network

Over-rated and too self-consciously 'cool' - The Social Network review by PV

Spoiler Alert
27/02/2011

The first thing that strikes anyone about this movie is all the hype - we have all heard of it and most have Facebook accounts.

Then, when the film starts, the main thing that strikes anyone with a 'normal' TV set-yp is the terrible sound quality - which has clearly been sdesigned for a surround sound system in the cinema. In fact, unless you have a sooperdooper set-up at home, I'd advise turning on the English subtitles! This movie is written by the West Wing creator, so everyone speak quickly, naturalistically, and over each other - so it is so hard to understand what they say! YOu have been warned.

In general this film is passable. A great lead role from Jesse Eisenburg, utterly believable as the selfish spoilt geek.

Some stereotypical scenes of upper-classness in Henley on Thames (filmed at Eton'sa boating lakes) are completely unnecessary - but clearly the Americans think we all live lives like Prince William in the UK and go rowing every Sunday...

So all in all, this is OK - but masssively overrated. In fact, I'd summarise the movie like this: 'The Social Network is a movie that uncool people think is really cool' - people like the fifty something Kevin Spacey who produced it. It's not worthy of any Oscar, that's for sure.

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Critic review

The Social Network review by Siva Kumar - Cinema Paradiso

This movie is based on the real life incidents of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The story is narrated in a parallel form with events that depict the proceedings of the lawsuit depositions faced by Zuckerberg. Another parallel story tells us the events that led to the creation of the social networking site ‘Facebook’.

This movie is another best work from David Fincher who gave some notable hits like Se7en, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button etc. The framing device is used cleverly to narrate the different events happening in different time period. The relationship between Zuckerberg and his friend Eduardo Saverin is portrayed clearly as if it was in their real life.

What makes the movie more attractive is that it focuses on the relationship between the lead characters rather than revolving only around the creation of Facebook.

The performance of the lead actors, who are relatively newcomers, is truly amazing. Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg has done a great job. His performance of Zuckerberg as a cool, determined, and calculated genius is brilliant. Andrew Garfield, who plays Saverin in the movie, has also done a great job. Both lead actors have done a wonderful job in some complicate scenes like the one where Saverin is betrayed. The real surprise package is Justin Timberlake, whose portrayal of Sean Parker is very much amusing.

The movie is interesting not only because of the great script but also due to the perfect direction. The dialogues are written perfectly to match the length and speed of the film. The portrayal of friendship, betrayal, jealousy, and business issues make this movie interesting to watch.

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