Weeks before David Fincher’s The Social Network is set to premiere at the New York Film Festival, Variety/LA Weekly/Village Voice film critic turned film programer Scott Foundas is the first person to see ’s and go on record about the film. What did he think? Well he liked it, he liked it quite a lot in fact he compares it to the likes of All the President’s Men and The Great Gatsby, stating its “Quentin
Tarantino crossed with Bill Gates.” In a lengthy review/philosophical musing posted on the NYFF’s Film Comment website Foundas says that the film is rife with suspense and challenges the modern day notions of friendship and isolation:
Foundas’ opinion may be slightly influenced by the fact that The Social Network is opening the New York Film Festival and Foundas is acting as associate director of said festival, but his praise for the film is well-articulated and seemingly genuine.