• Released
  • September 27, 2013
  • (NY; 10/4 LA )
  • NR , 1 hr 37 min
  • Documentary
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The Network Synopsis
THE NETWORK is set behind the scenes at Afghanistan’s largest and most successful television station. In a country where until 10 years ago any form of entertainment was banned and television was illegal, television has become the dominant form of...
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The Dissolve

By Nick Schager
A heartening but tempered portrait of the media’s ability to effect social change.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
The film's overall presentation...feels a bit too cloistered and the subject perhaps too limited for feature-length attention.
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50

Village Voice

Rather than investigating the harrowing circumstances surrounding each day's broadcast, Orner is content to let each inspiring aspect of...
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25

The A.V. Club

By Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
The result is an uncritical, drama-free documentary that comes uncomfortably close to resembling a business-magazine puff piece.
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Rated NR