• James Knight

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by James Knight 23 Nov, 2015

    Dialogue porn.


  • anotherfilmnerd

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by anotherfilmnerd 20 Nov, 2015

    Yes, it's a bit dated now... and sure, some of the satire has been blunted by the fact that even Chayefsky couldn't have predicted the sordid ways network TV would operate, but this is still a potent, magnificent piece of satire. A stone cold, bona-fide classic.


  • Cliff Galiher

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Cliff Galiher 14 Jan, 2015

    SAW: in Norris Theatre (for 503)


  • Maynard

    ★★★★ Watched by Maynard 17 Nov, 2015

    i like to view NIGHTCRAWLER as an unofficial sequel to this


  • Sean Bibby

    ★★★★★ Added by Sean Bibby 1

    One of the reasons that this is my favorite film is the constant mention of ratings and other similar devices Lumet and Chayefsky employ. When the stern, professional narrator reminds us that this story is only about, like, the sixth most relevant TV show from Febrauary 1975 to January 1976, or whatever, and we see Hackett and Christensen and Jensen and Chaney and Ruddy concern themselves with other things throughout the film... it brings a cold understanding of the scene…


  • bulletproofQpid

    ★★★ Watched by bulletproofQpid 14 Nov, 2015

    "We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime."

    I can see how this would have been a pretty big deal when it came out. It's a good movie, one that a lot of networks clearly took some business notes from, but it's not as shocking today.


  • Marcelo Cypreste

    ★★★★★ Added by Marcelo Cypreste

    One of the best films ever made!

    Brilliant, sharp, intelligent, well-acted, scripted and directed tale of absurdities of the media till these days. A Must MUST SEE.


  • Brandon Wolfe

    ★★ Watched by Brandon Wolfe 09 Nov, 2015

    This was loud and overwritten and unsubtle and very loud.


  • Nick Vass

    ★★★★½ Watched by Nick Vass 08 Nov, 2015 3

    One of my most egregious omissions in film was avoiding Network until now. It might have been due to its unavailability of DVD/Blu-ray copies in Canberran retail stores. I still haven't seen a single copy on the shelves. I also didn't manage to catch it on TCM throughout the years.

    Luckily, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) has elected to do a Peter Finch introspective this month.

    I finally had the chance to see this colossally great film on…


  • spandanzo

    ★★★ Watched by spandanzo 07 Nov, 2015

    What a weird film that was . Poignant though, that this movie predicted the level of corporate greed and corruption 40 years before its full form was realised .

    Some great monologue here , very similar to the tv show the news room in that regard .


  • Justin Willis

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Justin Willis 06 Nov, 2015

    I picked this movie for my film club for 3 reasons.
    1. I remember giving it a high score, but not actually liking it, so I wanted to reevaluate it.
    2. I remember it was loud, fast-paced, and had great themes.
    3. Tyler Smith loves this movie and he sold me on a rewatch.

    While my score is staying the same, this time I can firmly say that Network is a great meta-drama with far-ranging themes and performances. While this…


  • Abe Rawles

    ★★★★ Watched by Abe Rawles 06 Nov, 2015

    Okay this is a solid movie. This film is one that really makes me think. It is a well structured film, a slow pacing one needs to have a lot of patience, fabulous acting, and a whole truckload of themes.
    The film starts out chaotic and confusing for me. I had a struggle focusing because I did not know what or who to focus on. I was not comfortable because I felt like I was missing crucial pieces.
    The movie…