The Social Network ‘Brilliantly Entertaining’

Reviews don’t get much more positive than this: The New Yorker’s David Denby calls The Social Network “brilliantly entertaining” and “emotionally wrenching.” He praises the film’s portrayal of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as “many-sided and ambiguous; no two viewers will see him in quite the same way.” Denby says that “accuracy is now a secondary issue” because director David Fincher and producer Aaron Sorkin “have created a work of art.” Denby writes, “The result is a movie that is absolutely emblematic of its time and place. The Social Network is shrewdly perceptive about such things as class, manners, ethics, and the emptying out of self that accompanies a genius’ absorption in his work.”