Is The Social Network the Movie of Our Generation?

September 23, 2010  |  3:47pm

According to early critical consensus, maybe! The movie currently has a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, meaning a negative review of the flick has yet to surface.

Granted, there are only nine reviews so far, but since premiering at the New York Film Festival, the movie’s been garnering some pretty high praise, to say the least. Pete Hammond of Boxoffice Magazine says that it’s “as socially significant to this generation as films like Network, All The President’s Men and The Graduate were in their own time.”

indieWIRE’s Todd McCarthy wrote, “Half the time I sat there marveling at the similarities of the story, themes and structure to Citizen Kane” and Screen Junkies’ Fred Topol said, “If Coppola were into computers, this would be The Godfather.”

Who would have thought that a movie about Facebook featuring Justin Timberlake would be the defining film of our generation, drawing comparisons to all-time classics like Citizen Kane and The Godfather? No one, apparently. This July poll from Asylum saw 72 percent of the people who answered say they had no interest in seeing in the movie. Perhaps a follow-up poll will be in order following the film’s wide release on Oct. 1.

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