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      The Net

      PG-13 1995 1h 52m Mystery & Thriller List
      43% Tomatometer 58 Reviews 44% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings Computer programmer Angela Bennett (Sandra Bullock) starts a new freelance gig and, strangely, all her colleagues start dying. Does it have something to do with the mysterious disc she was given? Her suspicions are raised when, during a trip to Mexico, she's seduced by a handsome stranger (Jeremy Northam) intent on locating the same disc. Soon Angela is tangled up in a far-reaching conspiracy that leads to her identity being erased. Can she stop the same thing from happening to her life? Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The premise isn't without potential and Sandra Bullock is as likable as ever, but The Net lacks sufficient thrills -- or plausible plot points -- to recommend catching.

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      Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune The storyline is so convoluted that even the likable Bullock wears out her welcome at the keyboard. Rated: 2/4 Mar 29, 2024 Full Review Tom Ryan The Age (Australia) While there's suspense aplenty as she pits her computer skills and some old-fashioned ingenuity against the villains, Irwin Winkler's thriller is at best perfunctory in its treatment of character. Rated: 1/3 Mar 17, 2021 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader A thriller without thrills. Jan 14, 2011 Full Review Todd James Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta) Despite a vigorous performance from the likeable Bullock, you'll feel like hitting the escape button on The Net in a big hurry. Rated: 1/5 Mar 29, 2024 Full Review Kevin Carr Fat Guys at the Movies A romp through mid-90s computer paranoia and identity theft seen through the eyes of the overblown Hollywood thriller. Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 3, 2024 Full Review Joe Lipsett Anatomy of a Scream Podcast Network Both prescient and utterly ridiculous, this technothriller is a perfect vehicle for Bullock. Bonus points for fitting in both a water AND a carnival set piece, thereby cementing its status as an iconic 90s title Rated: 4/5 Jan 16, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Lucas t Really over convoluted plot, wooden acting, and porely done editing. I don't see how this is an action film it doesn't really deliver much action wise, its more of a generic 90s thriller. 6.1/10 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/03/24 Full Review Victor P A strong suspense thriller and a powerful performance by Sandra Bullock. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Justin T This film can only be described as a product of its time. This is one of the most nineties films ever. The made-up computer science, the cast, the cinematography, the sound design, the music etc is all so nineties. This is highly flawed but it is entertaining! It's hard not to compare it to Speed (1994) because of Sandra Bullock but the action and script are vastly inferior. The issues stem so much from the time it was made, the action is not well choreographed or shot. The effects are basic and unconvincing. The pace is slow. The dialogue is pretty awful. It feels like it really wants to be The Fugitive (1993) but fails on every level. It probably has more in common with Beverly Hills Cop (1984) but without the ‘comedy'. Overall it is worth watching for those that enjoy taking themselves back to the past. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/08/23 Full Review Crazy person O I love and have always loved The Net. Sandra Bullock is awesome, the anxiety of watching this always gets me, great film!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/13/23 Full Review Connor A This film is terrible. Sandra Bullock is really pretty but that doesn't save her from a bland performance. The rest of the lackluster cast is bad aswell, everyone speaks in the same monotone voice. The plot is boring and confusing, I couldn't finish it. Give this one a skip. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/18/23 Full Review Jan P Many years ago I was at event where no one was talking about movies when abruptly everyone admitted how much they loved this The Net. One person knew the reason why: The main character gets herself out of the mess without aid from a man. If you have never seen Hitchcock's Notorious (1946), watch it and then this one and note all the plot and visual allusions to that excellent earlier film... and how Ingrid Bergman is carried to safety by Cary Grant. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Computer programmer Angela Bennett (Sandra Bullock) starts a new freelance gig and, strangely, all her colleagues start dying. Does it have something to do with the mysterious disc she was given? Her suspicions are raised when, during a trip to Mexico, she's seduced by a handsome stranger (Jeremy Northam) intent on locating the same disc. Soon Angela is tangled up in a far-reaching conspiracy that leads to her identity being erased. Can she stop the same thing from happening to her life?
      Director
      Irwin Winkler
      Producer
      Irwin Winkler, Rob Cowan
      Screenwriter
      John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation, Winkler Films
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 26, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $49.4M
      Runtime
      1h 52m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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