The Social Network

The Social Network ★★★★★

I'm CEO, Bitch.
Just a pure masterclass in scriptwriting and direction, Aaron Sorkin & David Fincher team up for The Social Network.
The story of Facebook is full of betrayal and temptation and it is handled with such skill and precision that it is hard to find a fault. Fincher's attention to detail means that every scene is so precisely constructed that there is no room for fault - the famous stories of Fincher making the cast repeat dialogue scenes dozens of times until the timing was exactly right is testament to this.
The impeccable script by Sorkin is one of if not his best work, every word is presented with such confidence. There isn't a dull moment that reflects in the tight editing with a terrific pace which is only elevated by the stunning cinematography.
Even the score by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross is fantastic - their interpretation for In the Hall of the Mountain King is one of the most intense and motivating scores I have ever heard.
Eisenberg and Garfield give energetic performances as the co-founders of Facebook, the way their relationship rises and falls culminates in one of the most crushing climaxes I've ever seen.
The Social Network revels in its subtleties. From the slick script, committed cast and to the fact that there's two Armie Hammer's and it doesn't even bat an eyelid. Engaging, confident, and satisfying, The Social Network is one of the best.

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