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The Social Network [2010]

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The story of the creation of social network giant Facebook, follows its creator, Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), through the inception of the idea in his university dorm room to the company's current fiscal and social impact. Also with Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Dakota Johnson and Armie Hammer. Directed by David Fincher. [2:00 - PG-13]

 

DUELING CRITICS

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"In the spirit of All the President's Men, The Social Network is necessary viewing for those who want inspiration to start an enterprise and for those who just want an affirmation of the supremacy of ideas and hard work."

- John DeSando

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"A main character spouting such an insanely intellectualized rowdy rap minus the music, and seemingly psyching himself into a fast forward run-on sentence karma of hyper-capitalist high, that any social logic to this unfocused infomercial in biopic clothing, falls by the wayside."

- Prairie Miller



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Owen Gleiberman | Entertainment Weekly
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Kenneth Turan | Los Angeles Times
Rene Rodriguez | Miami Herald
Joe Neumaier | New York Daily News
Lou Lumenick | New York Post
Carrie Rickey | Philadelphia Inquirer
Shawn Levy | Portland Oregonian
Mick LaSalle | San Francisco Chronicle
Richard Corliss | Time
Claudia Puig | USA Today
Justin Chang | Variety
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal
Ann Hornaday | Washington Post | Baltimore Sun
David Denby | The New Yorker
Ty Burr | Boston Globe
Kirk Honeycutt | Hollywood Reporter
Lawrence Toppman | Charlotte Observer
J.R. Jones | Chicago Reader
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
Bob Mondello | NPR
Calvin Wilson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Joshua Rothkopf | Time Out New York
Pete Hammond | Boxoffice Magazine
Steve Persall | St. Petersburg Times
Stephanie Zacharek | Movieline
Keith Phipps | Onion AV Club
Andrew O'Hehir | Salon.com
Jason Zingale | Bullz-Eye.com
Manohla Dargis | The New York Times
Kimberley Jones | Austin Chronicle
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Rick Groen | The Globe and Mail
Rex Reed | New York Observer
J. Hoberman | Village Voice
Prairie Miller | News Blaze









































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