REVIEW: The Social Network

As seen in The Gloucestershire Citizen 1/11/10

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake Dir: David Fincher
Cert: 12A Length: 121mins


In 2003, Harvard student and computer genius, Mark Zuckerberg (Eisenberg) starts on his way to becoming the youngest billionaire in history. In revenge for his girlfriend dumping him, Zuckerberg hacks the college computers to humiliate her. The site prove popular and from this, Facebook is born. Soon the Facebook revolution becomes a global success. But as the phenomenon grows, Zuckerberg drifts from his best friend and business partner because after all, you can’t have 500 million friends without making a few enemies.
It’s clever, witty and makes you realise just how well connected the world really is. The intertwined law suit makes Zuckerberg a character you want to hate but can’t. It cleverly mixes law suits, college life, drunk competitions (with the right amount of chicken humour!) to create one of the best films I’ve seen all year. The engaging story line has some real laugh out loud moments along with some serious points about privacy protection – this is a film that is going to stay with me for quite some time!


Verdict: five stars Must see, this film is going to become a classic as quickly as Facebook became a phenomenon

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