100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Most of all, it is the improbably entertaining story of how new media are altering the very nature of courtship and friendship.
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
On the level of craft, the movie's just absurdly enjoyable. Sorkin's dialogue dazzles; the photography is burnished and sleek; the editing confidently sorts out a complex narrative.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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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100

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A work deeper than its nickname, "The Facebook Movie," hints at - coils around your brain. Weeks after seeing it, moments from it will haunt you.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This account of Facebook's founder, and of the website's explosive growth, quickly lifts you to a state of exhilaration, and pretty much keeps you there for two hours.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film owes much of its success to the inspired pairing of Fincher and Sorkin.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The power of The Social Network is that Zuckerberg is a weasel with a mission that can never be dismissed. The movie suggests that he may have built his ambivalence about human connection into Facebook's very DNA. That's what makes him a jerk-hero for our time.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Keep your eyes on Garfield - he's shatteringly good, the soul of a film that might otherwise be without one. The Social Network is the movie of the year. But Fincher and Sorkin triumph by taking it further. Lacing their scathing wit with an aching sadness, they define the dark irony of the past decade.
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95

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Fincher and his screenwriter, TV writer-god Aaron Sorkin, have made a seemingly modest picture that achieves something close to greatness the old-fashioned, slow-burning way: By telling a story with faces, dialogue and body language of all types, from awkward to swaggering.
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95 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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