This (yield) is what happens when the screenwriter (Sorkin), Director (Fincher) and Lead Actor(Eisenberg) are firing on all cylinders and conjunction together. The score and acting performed by all others top it off as one of the best experiences I've had at a multiplex.
It's not just easily the best film of 2010; it's a prime candidate for best film of the decade! While it is a sharp snapshot of a generation, it's also a fascinating and ironic examination of ambition that transcends any time period. Sorkin's screenplay is amazing on its own merits, and it's only elevated by a suberb cast and Fincher's meticulous direction, with the dialogue scenes near-symphonic in their execution.
Overrated due to critics' eagerness for a defining internet era film. I respect the willingness to make Zuckerberg such a brazenly unlikable character, but even then I feel like the film could've been harsher on him and the rest of the tech dorks. Script is decent structurally but it's full of over dramatization, spoon feeding (ie "We need to expand!" after Erica tells him off) and unbearable Sorkin quippiness.