• RD1998

    ★★★★★ Added by RD1998

    A darkly comic film which shows the gradual decline of a once renowned news anchor. One of the best performances by a cast I have ever seen (Peter Finch as Howard Beale, William Holden as Max Schumacher, Faye Dunaway as Diana Christensen & Beatrice Straight as Louise Schumacher). In a similar way to 'Citizen Kane' this film uses a particular visual theatricality to emphasize the themes. What this film does that 'Kane' doesn't do as much is include a domestic and…


  • Neale

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Neale 03 Oct, 2015

    Thumbs Up: Fucking hell, this movie... On the surface it's an unbelievably prescient satire on the corrupting merger of news and entertainment that comes to us daily through our small screens; step further back and it becomes a shattering commentary on how ideologies of anti-authoritarian counter-culture can be so easily absorbed into the network with a little bit of glitz; and further back still it's a stunningly powerful statement on how our simple human lives are packaged and narrativised by the great system that stands over and binds us. Plus it's got jokes in. Fucking hell, this movie...

    Thumbs Down: That it's still so relevant today.


  • phil haigh

    ★★★½ Watched by phil haigh 03 Oct, 2015

    Corporatism and the way the media bolster it come under attack in prescient narrative. Shot construction excellent and William Holden in surely his best performance.


  • Reece Roberts

    ★★★★★ Watched by Reece Roberts 03 Oct, 2015

    Impeccable. Such a quote worthy film.
    Breath taking performances. Gripping story, ingeniously told and superbly shot. A classic if ever there was one.
    The only question now is "Why haven't I seen this film until now?"


  • Jeff King

    ★★★ Watched by Jeff King 02 May, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Another classic that I found tolerable, without being great. Finch is good for his part, and Dunaway is suitably slimy, but at only a few points does the film really reach beyond the low-hanging fruit of satirizing the media. The one high-point in the film for me is Ned Beatty's rant to Finch which feels both terrifyingly over-the-top while simultaneously totally believable. That is an amazing scene.


  • kcota17

    ★★★½ Watched by kcota17 29 Sep, 2015

    An important film for its time. However, the film is too aware and reliant on its importance. Some aspects of it simply weren't believable, like the ending, which was only done to hammer in its message of anti-establishment into the audiences. Great performances though, and the technical aspects are done well. It has some powerful ideas and intentions, just too blatant of an execution.


  • chrislynch

    ★★★★½ Added by chrislynch

    I have been holding off on reviewing this as I always feel that I want to do it justice, that a film such as Network deserves a long and well thought out piece. But I cannot wait any longer as my 'to review' pile is ever increasing so here goes...

    With arguably the second greatest script ever (coming just behind the sublime All About Eve), Network is a tour-de-force is just about every way imaginable. It is funny, dramatic (not…


  • Aakash Amin

    ★★★★½ Watched by Aakash Amin 28 Sep, 2015

    Very good.


  • Ray Zaranza

    ★★★★★ Watched by Ray Zaranza 27 Sep, 2015

    "You have meddled with the primary forces of nature, Mr. Beale."


  • Daniel Mármol

    ★★★½ Watched by Daniel Mármol 23 Sep, 2015

    Octava y última película de The «Breakfast Club» Film Cycle sugerida por José.

    Continuando con el gran Sidney Lumet no podría saltarme Network, una increíble sátira sobre la televisión en general y el control que tiene sobre la mente de las masas que la siguen y de la locura desenfrenada de los negociadores por tener la mayor competitividad, llenas de actuaciones a la altura (y eso queda validado por los 3 Oscar recibidos por interpretaciones) y grandes aspectos técnicos. El…


  • Avaitor

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Avaitor 21 Sep, 2015

    A real crackerjack production all around, from the brilliant script to the perfect casting. As insane as it gets, the film feels fresh and authentic throughout.


  • submacD

    ★★★★ Added by submacD

    I am a sucker for movies from the 70ties