• Cass Nicholas

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Cass Nicholas 21 Dec, 2014

    Faye Dunaway is a gift. Also, when I watched this for the first time 3 years ago, I didn't appreciate it for what it is worth. But this was great.


  • michaeloalberti

    ★★★★ Watched by michaeloalberti 14 Dec, 2014

    I was really tired when I tried to watch this - thus will need a re-watch in the future to truly evaluate.


  • Mark C

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Mark C 01 Dec, 2014 2

    "I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is…


  • scotts2323

    ★★★½ Watched by scotts2323 30 Nov, 2014

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


  • Cityzen Kano

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Cityzen Kano 26 Nov, 2014 4

    The irony shouldn't be lost about a film decrying the state of TV and the fictionalisation of life onscreen controlled by poisonous corporations, released by a multi-million pound company that had dominated the perceptions of cinematic audiences for decades. Why not capitalise on an audaciously critical script and take the financial glory, as the social discussion raised around it will be nothing more than a minor nuisance eventually fading back into silence.

    Chayefsky's words still hang over our heads with…


  • Miiko Valkonen

    ★★★ Watched by Miiko Valkonen 22 Aug, 2014

    Very few movies that try to tackle contemporary issues manage to stay relevant 40 years later. Network is one such movie. Though it was meant to be an absurd extreme, The Howard Beale Show is not unlike modern day exploitation TV such as Springer and Maury.

    Writer Patty Chayevsky makes it very clear what he thinks about the Evils of Television, and what they will lead to. He likes to beat it over your head with power Sermons delivered in…


  • Samuel

    ★★★★★ Watched by Samuel 20 Nov, 2014

    Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew anything that didn't come out of this tube. This tube is the gospel, the ultimate revelation; this tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers; this tube is the most awesome goddamn propaganda force in the whole godless world, and woe is us if it ever falls into the hands of the wrong people, and that's why woe is us that Edward George Ruddy died. Because this…


  • David

    ★★★½ Rewatched by David 17 Nov, 2014

    I was an enormous fan of this when I saw it in high school. Now, I still like it, but its impact has been diminished. There's no denying the wonderful writing and powerhouse cast. Its message is as relevant as ever. The problem with it is simple: too much fucking talking.Too many loud, long-winded diatribes. They're exhausting by the end of it. They also undercut the emotions a bit, too. They spend too much time talking about them and not…


  • Gabriel Martz

    ★★★★ Added by Gabriel Martz

    The monologues alone make this movie worth watching.


  • Colonel_Dax

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Colonel_Dax 15 Nov, 2014

    Nope, nothing has changed.

    This is still the best.


  • James Healey

    ★★★½ Watched by James Healey 06 Oct, 2013

    Different to what I was expecting.


  • Keith LaFountaine

    ★★★★½ Watched by Keith LaFountaine 13 Nov, 2014

    Brilliantly acted, solidly directed, and superbly written. Network holds up surprisingly well, given its age, and its message is applicable even today. The only thing working against this film is its pacing which, at times, feels a bit jagged.