Facebook Movie: Maybe It Will Be Good, After All?

By Kevin Fallon

The first review of Aaron Sorkin's much buzzed about Facebook film, The Social Network, is up on the New York Film Festival's website. Though the initial trailer left some writers lukewarm, this first review is nothing short of a rave:

Lest I seem to suggest otherwise, I hasten to add that The Social Network is splendid entertainment from a master storyteller, packed with energetic incident and surprising performances (not least from Justin Timberlake as Napster founder Sean Parker, who's like Zuckerberg's flamboyant, West Coast id). It is a movie of people typing in front of computer screens and talking in rooms that is as suspenseful as any more obvious thriller. But this is also social commentary so perceptive that it may be regarded by future generations the way we now look to Gatsby for its acute distillation of Jazz Age decadence.

Read the full review at FilmLinc.com.

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