"This film has been well received by film critics . . it's a very cerebral film .. as are most film critics . . . the main characters are nerds .. . as are most film critics . ..
so you have to take this in account when reading reviews. That said, it is an engrossing film which gets
to grips with the originators of facebook, . . .and effectively takes you into the WASP world of Harvard in Boston USA
where Eisenberg gives a convincing performance as
the head-centred computer genius Zuckerberg, descibed
as an `asshole` ( with some justification ) in the opening scene. This is an extremely intelligent film,
and quite a head-trip, although the director throws in
some shapely interns as groupies for the fast-fingered
computer geeks, What is interesting about this film
is its spin on the power games and legal wranglings
of the main protagonists . . .. and its refusal to set
any moral parameters for its anti-heroes . . . Zuckerberg
makes some progress . . . but at the end of the film . .
is still `an asshole` ( albeit a very rich asshole) Definitely worth seeing, but too narrow in its scope to
be the great film that some film critics would have you believe."