Critics are so happy to get a movie to review that does not involve flesh eating creatures or horrific explosions, that they are willing to forgive missteps in a movie with intellectual appeal. “The Social Network,” has all the wit and insight that you could ask for in a
film aimed at a broad audience.
All the elements of greatness are in place: a compelling screenplay, focused directing, fine acting, a contemporary topic. It was a pleasure to see real thought provoking concepts explored in this film.
Yet, I can’t ignore the fact that the last twenty minutes were tedious and that is not a good thing. The wheels were coming off near the end, but this is not a movie anyone should miss.
I feel guilty about not staying on the bandwagon until the end, but this was a great 100 minute
movie, forced into a 120 minute format.
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RECENTLY, I GAVE THE FOURTH EDITION OF A VAMPIRE MOVIE THREE STARS AND
NOW I AM GIVING THIS FINE FILM THE SAME AMOUNT OF STARS - WHEN YOU ASPIRE TO THE TOP, AS THIS FACEBOOK FILM DOES, THE SLIGHTEST MISSTEPS
WILL COST YOU A STAR. WHEN YOU ARE A ZOMBIE MOVIE, ANY ATTEMPT AT
AN INTELLECTUAL THOUGHT, INSTEAD OF GUNFIRE, WILL EARN YOU AN EXTRA STAR.
ONE MORE THING - THE FIRST 20 MINUTES OF "INGLORIOUS BASTERDS" MAY BE THE GREATEST OPENING SCENE IN RECENT FILM HISTORY --- THE FIRST 10 MINUTES OF THIS FILM ALMOST REACHES THAT LEVEL.