It’s just two days away from the opening of the much-discussed movie “The Social Network,” which is based on the life of Mark Zuckerberg and the birth of his company, Facebook. For the past few months, many of those discussions, at least in tech circles, have centered on how much liberty Hollywood would take with the facts. But movie critics have a different concern — whether “The Social Network” is any good as a movie. For the most part, they think it is. Review Roundup
“Review on The New Yorker The New Yorker “The Social Network,” directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, rushes through a coruscating series of exhilarations and desolations, triumphs and betrayals, and ends with what feels like darkness closing in on an isolated soul. This brilliantly entertaining and emotionally wrenching movie is built around a melancholy paradox: in 2003, Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), a nineteen-year-old Harvard sophomore, invents Facebook and eventually creates a five-hundred-million-strong network of “friends,” but Zuckerberg is so egotistical, work-obsessed, and withdrawn that he can’t stay close to anyone; he blows off his only real pal, Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), a fellow Jewish student at Harvard, who helps him launch the site. The movie is not a conventionally priggish tale of youthful innocence corrupted by riches; nor is it merely a sarcastic arrow shot into the heart of a poor little rich boy.
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Why Zuckerberg should like the Facebook movie Mashable's Pete Cashmore says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg shouldn't worry about his portrayal in "The Social Network." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly opposed new movie, "The Social Network" But columnist says Zuckerberg comes off as hardworking, if socially inept It's his accusers, Cashmore says, who appear as "entitled brats" Editor's note: Pete Cashmore is founder and CEO of Mashable, a popular blog about social media.
Film Version of Zuckerberg Divides the Generations As for the movie’s relationship with the truth of Facebook’s origins, let’s just say it’s complicated. Full of compressions, inventions and cinematic plot twists, this is not a film about the “real” Facebook: it’s just a really good movie. But the movie could well serve as a referendum on business aggression and ambition that breaks along generational lines.