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The Net

1995
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
1h 54m
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Avg Percentile 27.67% from 3274 total ratings

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Rated 01 Jul 2020
80
77th
I wish I loved this movie as much as Carl Reiner did, but we both synced up perfectly on the Sandra Bullock love. Scenes of SB ordering giant pizzas and gulping down coke then cutting to her on bikini beach. Muah.
Rated 17 Dec 2006
30
6th
It's like a Hitchcock movie, only it's about BOOM WIZ BANG COMPUTARS KADOONK KADOONK INTERNET ZIP ZOOP, and also it sucks horribly.
Rated 20 Dec 2006
34
13th
don't copy that floppy
Rated 24 Mar 2007
0
4th
Sandra Bullock plays a software engineer, lol.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
10
5th
If you buy Sandra Bullock in this role, there's a bridge in New York I'm looking to sell. Hit me up if you're interested.
Rated 05 Apr 2012
57
18th
True, it's objectively bad by almost any real measure, but it's also a pretty thrilling nostalgia trip for those who got wrapped up in the 'net of the mid 90s. Quite a mind-job to compare with where it was even a decade later - though it wasn't quite as highly strung as in this film, which is probably a good thing. I think Sandra Bullock is a hacker. Something like that, you'll work it out...
Rated 19 Jul 2007
13
10th
Oh, no, the Internet is coming to KILL US.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
8th
Yeah, I bump into Sandra Bullock-lookalikes all the time on the internet.
Rated 02 Apr 2007
17
9th
Even at the age of 12 when I saw this I knew it was nothing short of atrociously lame thriller cinema.
Rated 05 Apr 2010
57
25th
I miss that amazing "World Wide Web" of the mid-90's. That internet could make you waffles, wash your car, scrub the toilet and book plane tickets. Today's internet sucks in comparison. And that's what I learned from watching "The Net".
Rated 13 Jul 2007
70
14th
So contrived it makes by brain hurt just thinking about it again.
Rated 21 Apr 2008
20
10th
Brilliant modern fable about what happens when one woman falls down the rabbit hole. Bullock gives an inspired performance as whatshername, and the plot is a visionary look at the evils of online communication.
Rated 20 Jul 2007
30
8th
I blame this film for every person who still doesn't understand how computers work.
Rated 27 Jul 2020
80
75th
RIP Carl Reiner. I love films from the 90s that wanted to seem so technologically advanced, but have no idea how that technology worked. Mozart's Ghost is a killer name for a band. Also, they played some great music.
Rated 31 Mar 2008
20
10th
I seriously thought this movie was fun when I was 7. Man was I wrong.
Rated 04 Aug 2015
3
0th
The epitome of lameness. Fuck off Dennis Miller.
Rated 11 Sep 2008
24
12th
Another film that perpetuates the notion that our lives are dictated by computers.
Rated 19 Dec 2010
40
5th
Follow Sandra Bullock, won't you? This time, she stars in an extraordinary, gripping and unpredictable adventure and we all get to admire her as she Kicks Ass and Defeats the Bad Guys and learns a Very Important Lesson about life and the internet. In other words, "The Net" is a conspiracy thriller with a preposterous plot, corny direction and a... um... less-than-stellar performance by Bullock. Let's just say it qualifies for competent diversion.
Rated 21 Jul 2009
40
9th
Crappy and based on a loose fear of technology with little understanding of it. Bullock is still hot though.
Rated 31 Dec 2020
55
32nd
Instructive, the mocking reviews of this now, when it's plain the film's portrayal of the internet reflects our present unreality in every meaningful sense (keeping in mind that the way Bullock's character chooses to live is much more important than the ways she is chosen to die). Some might say it's equally plain that ten mil more Covid deaths would've been a small price to pay to prevent the accelerated feeding of the tech pigs. Too fat to slaughter, too big to fail, too soma-doped to care...
Rated 08 Feb 2012
45
36th
Ah, the talking-out-loud-what-I-am-typing-on-the-internet movie.
Rated 26 Sep 2008
50
34th
the internet has BAD PEOPLE??? Say it isn't so!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
14
2nd
This movie was clearly written by idiots, for the pathetically retarded. I'm sure it would have worked, but people stupid enough to like this movie are generally institutionalized or otherwise unable to work the remote. Thus they've excluded their target audience.
Rated 18 Dec 2006
30
10th
This movie knew as much about computers as I know about astral thermodynamics.
Rated 03 Oct 2009
30
13th
This movie isn't even about the internet, geeeez
Rated 29 Aug 2007
7
2nd
I don't think the makers of this movie actually know anything about the internet. It was painful to watch but difficult to turn away from; in other words, it was a complete train wreck.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
35
9th
To this day I still formulate all my knowledge of computers and the internet from this movie.
Rated 05 Jul 2019
65
16th
Sandra Bullock is good in the lead role of this movie. The script on the other hand is bad. Most of the other characters are not interesting and the story is absurd. Overall this film is disappointing.
Rated 14 Jan 2008
0
13th
Haha, the internet must have been hilarious in 1995.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
36
3rd
The Net is not particularly fun to watch unless you catch it on TV and it's near the end. The scene where the villian accidentally shoots his accomplice thinking that she's Sandra Bullock is so funny. I laugh hysterically everytime I see it.
Rated 19 Oct 2015
21
10th
It's frustrating - this movie doesn't even have effort put toward being *bad*. Only occasionally does it reach the heights of feverish technophobe melodrama that I'd hoped for; mostly, it's just the kind of bad you find in a TV movie that wasn't anyone's passion project. Special mention, though, goes to the cinematography, which is based around the principle that more zoom-ins = more thrills.
Rated 02 Nov 2008
45
21st
OOOHHHHH COMPUTERS!
Rated 06 Oct 2011
44
2nd
Fumbles a semi-interesting premise with bland characters and style over substance. It's actually kind of endearing in how dated it is.
Rated 22 Jan 2008
45
44th
What an ass she had.
Rated 31 Jul 2016
90
75th
Another guilty pleasure.
Rated 16 Dec 2008
20
3rd
internet is going to get you booga booga
Rated 20 Dec 2006
68
8th
forgetable
Rated 14 Aug 2007
67
27th
This movie has a John Grishim-esque feel to it. It could have been better written and the technology dates the movie. Either way Bullock gives a good performance in her follow up to Speed. Dennis Miller manages not to screw this movie up.
Rated 23 Dec 2013
65
66th
A fairly decent thriller, and I've a lot of love for Bullock. Gets a lot of hate from nerds because of its 90s Hollywood idea of how the Internet works, but it's actually fairly decent compared to previous (and more recent) depictions. A fun ride in the same way CSI is fun, even if forensic labs work nothing like that in real life. But forensic scientists aren't as vocal in their hatred of their 'art' being badly portrayed onscreen.
Rated 21 Aug 2007
0
2nd
Mega-dogturd crap.
Rated 26 Feb 2007
65
70th
One of Everywoman Bullock's better roles.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
21st
weaksauce
Rated 07 Apr 2024
62
11th
Pretty meh, but a fine example of bonkers 90's computer media.
Rated 14 Jun 2022
72
59th
Tricksasherdreamguyfromforum+tookID+thisisthecarouselmovielolmaybeothertoo+it'sfromtheantivirus+hacksthembacktoFBI
Rated 17 Apr 2022
65
14th
I was entertained by certain parts. Other aspects left me a tad bored. Bullock is great in this, just enough to make you wonder why this movie didn't go far enough.
Rated 20 Nov 2020
3
15th
Sandra Bullock plays a hacker who barely changes her murmuring vocal inflection or wakes up after finding herself in the middle of some sort of World Wide Web conspiracy. Worth it for the wonderfully dated technology, the enormous screen bezels on the tiniest screens.
Rated 06 Aug 2020
55
35th
Sandy B becomes attracted to the villain and he takes her out on his boat to the middle of the ocean. Getting her nice and tipsy topside so he can take her to a nice comfortable place below deck and, you know, she can't refuse, because of the implication.
Rated 15 Feb 2020
80
90th
I really liked this movie a lot. As a stalker steals all of Sandra Bullocks identity and she's fighting back to get her identity back and to catch who ever it is stealing her information.
Rated 22 Aug 2019
37
12th
Good idea for its time. Competent script (from a layman's perspective). Reminded me of the far superior Conspiracy Theory/Enemy of the State but with production values of a mid-80s Simon & Simon episode. Bullock is badly miscast. I found myself reimagining every scene to better capture mood and themes to which the director seems oblivious.
Rated 02 Jun 2018
4
12th
The computer/internet motif throughout is obviously pretty dated and corny but it provides decent enough stolen identity thrills (see Angela's return home). The pacing's still pretty slow though, and both the dramatic and comedic dialogue are unremarkable, letting down otherwise smart characterization (Angela's isolation worsened her later plight) and solid direction (the soundtrack is effective, as are the news reports subtly coming in and out of the narrative, adding notes of intrigue).
Rated 26 Jan 2007
60
16th
Worth viewing for the hilarious depiction of the internet in the 90's. Just.
Rated 24 Jan 2012
50
14th
Painfully average and horribly dated. Were computers really like that? Yuck.
Rated 15 Oct 2008
67
43rd
Pretty dumb at some parts, but a decent movie.
Rated 04 Mar 2009
35
10th
Another one of those Hollywood "tech" thrillers that were a dime a dozen in the early years of the internet. What tripe. There had to be about 40 movies that were made in this style.
Rated 25 Jun 2012
52
17th
51.750
Rated 20 Jan 2009
7
2nd
The dim.
Rated 29 Jun 2011
81
18th
2
Rated 26 Feb 2008
70
10th
Decent thriller about the Internet. If you like Sandra Bullock and thrillers, you'll probably like this.
Rated 09 Mar 2010
73
22nd
I liked the premise, and remember it as enjoyable. Then again, maybe I just liked it because Dennis Miller dies.
Rated 07 Oct 2007
35
7th
Pretty sure the only time I've fallen asleep in the cinema is when I went to watch this.
Rated 17 Jan 2011
78
28th
Not bad for a tech thriller
Rated 07 Oct 2010
55
38th
I went into The Net expecting a total trainwreck. It is actually a fairly competent thriller, if one that's a little low on tech savvy. Bullock's performance is really what drives it; it's her constant tension and paranoia that allows the viewer to really feel the suspense. That said, some of the plot elements are rather silly, the cinematography is just weird in places, and the climax is simply absurd. But in the final analysis, there are certainly MUCH worse films out there.
Rated 17 Jun 2009
80
9th
my first Sandra Bullock movie. but i didnt find her that effective. the story is a little ordinary and the pace slackens after the first half. all in all an average movie
Rated 26 Nov 2011
25
8th
Relevant- now more than ever
Rated 09 Aug 2008
85
74th
Sandra Bullock is hot as usual.
Rated 26 Mar 2012
60
13th
Decent enough thriller if you have 2 hours to waste.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
20
14th
A film made near the beginning of the internet boom. It looks ridiculous now, (and because of its subject matter) very dated. One to avoid.
Rated 07 Aug 2017
27
7th
Completely forgettable and worthless, a techno-thriller that's really a waste of time for everyone involved.
Rated 06 Apr 2009
76
43rd
Okay, forgetting what the net is now and what is was back in 1995, and other computer-related pedantries, this a fairly middle-of-the-road conspiracy/hunt film centering on an innocent person entangled with and hunted by some evil organisation. See North By Northwest, The Fugitive, The Firm, Total Recall... yeah I guess this was a pretty popular genre in the 90s. But the best part is Sandra Bullock. Isn't she great in these roles? What a classy leading lady. She makes The Net... not too awful.
Rated 18 Feb 2008
40
3rd
Bonus 10 points because Dennis Miller dies.
Rated 07 Aug 2011
77
36th
Much like Hackers, The Net is woefully inaccurate in it's representation of computer technology at the time, and the nature of those who already existed online back in the early 90s. That said, it's an interesting thriller, Sandra does a really good job of playing every emotion; from absolute terror, past tired despair and through to explosive frustration. Northam is also devastatingly sexy; if only he'd stop trying to kill the sweet girl. Ahh, the days when I liked Dennis Miller.
Rated 20 Dec 2018
35
8th
So bad it's almost funny. Almost.
Rated 05 Jun 2010
87
82nd
My advice: Re-watch this knowing exactly what you're getting into. You know everything they're saying is jibberish SUB NET. Once you get over the technicalities or because of them this film turns into a brilliant dramatic comedy. The only thing bad about this film is Dennis Miller.
Rated 23 Nov 2007
70
18th
*yawn*
Rated 05 Aug 2008
70
58th
Also dated
Rated 26 Sep 2015
40
8th
A gripping documentary exploring the consequences of online identity theft.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
63
14th
It made little sense in 1995, it makes even less sense now. Bullock is likable, but no one could make a movie with such a bad script good.
Rated 15 Dec 2016
82
28th
Really gripping
Rated 15 Oct 2008
68
22nd
It can be quite frustrating to watch at times. It's well-enough made, but it's one of those movies where everything just keeps going wrong for the hero. It's quite a cautionary tale of what could happen if you use technology to detach yourself too much from society. It's also one of the early movies to illustrate how dangerous identity theft in the digital age could be.
Rated 13 Dec 2009
29
5th
Not a good movie, but enjoyable for camp value.
Rated 23 Apr 2012
76
92nd
1990s computer movie gets a pass from me
Rated 19 Aug 2007
60
7th
Only reason to see it is to see Sandra Bullock, she's hot :P
Rated 15 Jun 2007
25
11th
Dull...
Rated 14 Aug 2007
40
19th
Poor.
Rated 26 Jan 2009
65
30th
Amusing
Rated 20 Mar 2009
35
23rd
A little interesting, but a bad script, you can not take very seriously.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
12
7th
Dammit man I really wanted to play that Mac version of Wolfenstein 3-D
Rated 27 Jun 2008
34
26th
not so good
Rated 08 May 2008
50
18th
This movie failed to deliver the promised thrills and spills they advertised. A cheesy storyline and below average acting make this movie not even worth renting.
Rated 21 Nov 2015
70
17th
The Net is terribly outdated, which since it's focused around technology, is a really glaring issue. Hollywood very rarely, if ever, shows how technology like computers or even video game consoles work, so expecting that in this movie is a bit much. Bullock's character is also so ridiculously isolated because that's really the only way this works. Despite all these flaws I still enjoyed the movie. Enough twists to keep you engaged, and makes you think about the dependency on technology.
Rated 10 Feb 2008
0
7th
another pointless film
Rated 14 Aug 2007
37
18th
Just plain bad
Rated 14 Aug 2007
47
9th
Very dated and tepid thriller.
Rated 15 Jul 2008
82
31st
exciting and fast paced
Rated 13 Jun 2010
70
21st
Nothing special. Rather unrealistic but has some good suspense.

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