• Jack Ando

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jack Ando 29 Jul, 2014

    Everyone needs to watch this and understand it. It's been almost forty years since this movie was made but nothing has really changed in regards to media and world corruption.

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  • Pike Bishop

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Pike Bishop 28 Jul, 2014

    In one of the most perfect films ever made, Lumet gives a message that television and corporations are the reality in the modern world.

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  • ehirsch

    ★★★★½ Watched by ehirsch 13 Jul, 2014

    Deeply, deeply, adult movie. Feels like it should be watched in a suit (or at least a collared shirt). As with all great satires, stings deeply and resonates today.

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  • Lupin1112

    ★★★★½ Added by Lupin1112

    I'm not sure if this film is making fun of itself.

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  • Connor Gunn

    ★★★★★ Added by Connor Gunn

    Network is the kind of film that everyone wants to make. I was in awe the entire time. The films overall biting commentary on the media and to a further extent, our own brainwashed culture was so powerful and delivered so well during the films famous "I'm mad as hell" scene, that it brought me to tears. It is somehow even more relevant today than it was during it's release. I can't recommend this enough, especially to anyone learning the craft

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  • arielnerd

    ★★★½ Watched by arielnerd 25 Jul, 2014

    The acting was excellent and I adored the first half. However the second half felt like it was dragging a lot and it wasn't nearly as funny. I also didn't buy Max's whole "oh Diana doesn't have any emotions but i'm still going to leave my wife for her and live with her for 6 months??" and then him acting like he was so much better. Even though he left his wife for a love that clearly wasn't going to…

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  • Ben Lott

    ★★★★½ Watched by Ben Lott 23 Jul, 2014

    Network is a film that was released the year I was born, and it feels like it could have been released last week. It is the tale of a TV network that is experiencing a massive financial loss, but thanks to a ranting (potentially insane) lead anchor they find that their news show can be popular enough to save the network. It's just frightening how prescient this film is, as we currently live in a time where news shows must…

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  • tdwightdavis

    ★★★★★ Watched by tdwightdavis 24 Jul, 2014

    I absolutely loved this. A wonderful take down of corporate television.

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  • Carolinanz

    ★★★★ Added by Carolinanz

    "But, man, you're never going to get any truth from us. We'll tell you anything you want to hear; we lie like hell"

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  • Eri

    ★★★★★ Watched by Eri 23 Jul, 2014

    I honestly don't know where to start. Every aspect about this film is just amazing. I guess I'll lead off with the writing. The script is just unreal, incredible, phenomenal, and whatever other synonyms you wanna throw in. I can't imagine how much research Chayefsky did for it. He was a natural. It's a master class in media, broadcasting operations, news reporting, business models, radicalism, and the ever-changing, ever-growing land of television and how it's affecting society and households worldwide.…

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  • Nathannnnn Phillipssssss

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Nathannnnn Phillipssssss 20 Jul, 2014 2

    Wrote at length about it last year. Only new observation, having also just seen 'Dog Day Afternoon' again, is that Sidney Lumet deserves more of the credit for this film's success than he probably gets. It's a stark contrast to 'The Hospital,' another Paddy Chayefsky script with a much weaker director who fails to make the writer's often wild and overly verbose ideas into some sort of tangible reality. But even Lumet may not do as much work here as…

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  • ecnu

    ★★★★★ Watched by ecnu 14 Jul, 2014

    - "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

    - A remarkable film. Obviously this has been mentioned countless times before but its foresight was remarkable. Glenn Beck could play Howard Beale quite passably.

    - Peter Finch as Howard Beale, incidentally, is genius. Fox News would be hiring him were he still with us.

    - The performances are all absolutely perfect. Faye Dunaway is twitchy as hell, and all the men are boorish idiots. Ned…

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