The Net

1995

Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 5.9 10 55,840

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Dan Charles Zukoski as Popcorn vendor
Jeremy Northam as Sir Robert Morton
Sandra Bullock as Linda Lue Linden
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863.20 MB
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PG-13
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114 min
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23.976 fps
114 min
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Reviewed by nadinesalakovv 10 / 10 / 10

A great techno thriller of the 90s

"The Net" is a great movie, still very watchable to this day. The story line can get confusing, but that is where Rewatching comes in. Some movies are like that, you have to Rewatch to understand the plot fully. Even though the technology compared to today seems stale back then, it still somehow works out because technology is constantly becoming advanced. We see "Angela Bennett"'s life go into turmoil after getting her hands on computer information. We see that she is a clever tech nerd, but is very naive on the social aspect which resulted in her almost getting killed on holiday. "The Net" is a fast-paced riveting hi-tech thriller. Sandra Bullock carries the entire movie on her back very well. She is a strong main lead and the supporting characters are also very good in their roles. I'd say the only other main character is "Jack Devlin" (Played by Jeremy Northam) he is also good in his role. "The Net" is a cat and mouse game/clear my name/bring justice type of thriller. I would put this next to another brilliant movie of this genre - "AntiTrust", although it is not as well known as "The Net" it is just as good.

Reviewed by pzivojinovic 6 / 10 / 10

Sandra Bullock and dial up modems!

Think back to 1995, did you even know what I.D. theft was? Well Michael Ferris and John Brancato did, and at the time, it wasn't really that scary. In the film, Sandra Bullock lives alone, spending most of her time fixing her company's computers online. She seems to rarely go out or socialize except with others by computer. She even orders her food over the computer, and it's delivered. Because she keeps to herself, hardly anyone knows her personally, and her mother is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's Disease, so she doesn't remember her. Her only friend is an ex boyfriend, who happens to be a psychiatrist, and she's broken up with him. The fact that she's so incognito has a lot to do with the film. Before leaving for her first vacation in years, she get's a call from a friend in her company who is confused about a weird disk that's come into his possession, and wants her to help him. Not willing to figure it out over the phone or on the computer, he tells her he needs to see her in person and he's flying to her home in L.A. He never arrives... The cast is great, with Sandra Bullock pulling out all the stops in her fight for what is right. There are no sex scenes, no violence or over-indulgent special effects, just content. Every movie lover should own a copy of this film as an example of how to make a film without over indulgence and heavy reliance on effect.. This is a film that can be viewed several times, with each time revealing a little more detail. There is less obvious comedy and glamour in this role, but Sandra Bullock is excellent and intense, as the woman fighting for her life, and ends on a happy note caring for her Mother, and with a new status, working from a new home. There were a lot of conspiracies in this movie, in my opinion its a film that makes you really think how controlled your life is by the internet. Very compelling story. Overall rating: 8 out of 10.

Reviewed by The_Centurion 6 / 10 / 10

'The Fugitive' Meets AOL

Nostalgia may play a large part of my positive feelings towards this film as I watched it repeatedly on video with my younger sister as a teen. Back then "the net" was a new and largely undiscovered frontier, and this film romanticized hackers and the seemingly mysterious world wide web. I would liken this to a less ambitious version of 'The Fugitive', a film that released two years prior (and by most accounts a superior thriller). Much of what happens in the course of this film is standard fare, but it is presented with a semblance of realism and never seems to hit any lulls or real snags in rhythm despite the frenetic pacing. The plot isn't entirely plausible or devoid of clichés, but it remains interesting from start to finish, and Bullock carries the role well. There are scattered scenes that show astute directing on the part of Irwin Winkler, though some of the secondary characters give uneven performances. However, Bullock does an admirable service at depicting a frumpy insular woman uncomfortable with her own sexuality and outer beauty. Her character is both resourceful and vulnerable at once, and it's a fresh pace to see a female lead with some layers to peel back in a genre dominated by men. Dennis Miller is very likable in his role, and ably acts the part with a more downplayed version of his real life persona. He was my favorite character by far and brought a lot of warmth to the role. I'm usually very critical of any movies I see, and am generally turned off by standard Hollywood fodder, but there is a certain charm to 'The Net' that I can't deny. I liked it in '95, and I like it again almost twenty years later. Like visiting an old friend, there's a familiarity to it that is so hopelessly 90's and so reminiscent of a bygone era--the inception of the internet age--that it carries a certain weight to me unmatched by the multitude of forgettable popcorn thrillers of the decade.

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