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The Net
The Net
Actors: Sandra Bullock, Dennis Miller
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2006     1hr 54min

Sandra Bullock, Dennis Miller and Jeremy Northam star in this hit thriller about a computer expert whose life is "erased" by a computer conspiracy. A freelance software analyst, Angela Bennett, is inadvertently drawn into ...  more »


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Actors: Sandra Bullock, Dennis Miller
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Espionage, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/07/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 1/3/2015...
I really liked this movie and it did what it set out to do...make everyone nervous.
Buck L. (Suntydt) from TAZEWELL, TN
Reviewed on 11/1/2012...
It was very interesting but kind of slow. At the time this movie was made there was really no idea what was possible on the NET. By today's standards much of what happens to her could possibly happen but knowing the technology of today and comparing it to the technology of then you can be disillusioned. Meaning, I kow that some of the stuff that was done in this movie could NOT have been done in the time period the movie was made in. It was a good movie. It was a script looking into the future of what "could" happen. That said, in 20 years they are going to look back at The Matrix and say the same type of thing (with the technology they had they could have never done it). Funny how that works.
Heather B. (HeatherK2012) from DUNBAR, WV
Reviewed on 4/22/2012...
The acting wasn't great. However; the movie itself was enjoyable. Not the best movie I have seen, but it is not the worst either. If you are interested in computers and how they could possibly ruin your life with a click of a button, then you might enjoy this!
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 4/20/2012...
Total crap.

I couldn't find anything to like about this "movie". The acting was wooden and the dialogue inane and unrealistic. But what really disappointed was that Sandra Bullock is in it for maybe five minutes. What a rip-off!

These people that are giving this movie four+ stars HAVE to be reviewing it by mistake, thinking it's a different movie. That's all I can figure.

Movie Reviews

retrowens | Alabama, USA | 07/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Angela Bennett (Sandra Bullock) leads a life that is unlike most. She doesn't have much excitement in her life; her life is built mostly around her being a MAJOR computer ace. Unfortunately, her favorite hobby and job just might get her in trouble when she comes in contact with the wrong group of people and when she finds a top-secret program that can faulter computer networks."The Net" is a GREAT movie to say the least! The majority of the best suspense movies are built around a story having to do with a kidnapping, murder, or something else like that. The makers of this movie did a spectacular job of making "The Net" intriguing, compelling, interesting, and best of all, suspenseful. Sandra Bullock also puts on an unforgettable performance that makes the movie believable and even more compelling.An identity can be stolen and a life can be changed dramatically by a simple computer hacker or even a simple diskette. Whether you're a fan of the internet, things having to do with computers or not, at least give "The Net" a rent. If you're a big fan of movies that keep you on the edge of your seat, don't even think about renting "The Net", BUY it instead!"
This one may make you wonder WHO is watching YOU online
K. Corn | Indianapolis,, IN United States | 07/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not exactly designed to be reassuring about computers and technology, the film's premise is that a hacker group has infiltrated the nation's computer systems and is behind major terrorist attacks. Sandra Bullock is excellent as a computer expert who is unwittingly helping the bad guys until she finds out what is going on....and then she's on the run for her life as the terrorists try to get to her before she exposes them. While I think Sandra Bullock is at the top of her form in this one, I think Jeremy Northam hasn't gotten nearly enough credit for his role as Devlin, the romantic stranger/hacker/bad guy. You'll get a kick out of Dennis Miller, too, as Bullock's ex-boyfriend who nearly comes to her rescue. I have only one quibble about this film. If you pay attention to Bullock's mannerisms, you'll notice that there's rarely a scene where she isn't fiddling with or playing with her hair- tucking it behind her ears, pulling it back in a pretend ponytail, brushing a strand off her forehead. What is THAT all about anyway? I felt like saying, "Get a haircut already!""
Underrated Bullock Film
J. M. Zuurbier | Canada | 06/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sandra Bullock stars in THE NET, a suspenseful thriller that will leave you at the edge of your seat. She plays Angela Bennett, a woman who is cut away from reality and the world and works from home as a computer virus detector. She comes across a disk which has a glitch that allows hackers to get into the FBI system. She takes a vacation and has a one night stand, with the man who is after her disk! Soon she finds her identity has been erased, and is forced to take on the identity of Ruth Marx. Soon she discovers this Ruth Marx has a criminal record, and must go on the run to protect herself and try to win back her identity. Dennis Miller plays her ex therapist and lover, who is a bit of a comic relief in the movie. The movie is fraught with mystery and suspense, as the story unfolds you'll find yourself hooked until the very end, when Bullock's character unravels the mystery and regains her life. THE NET is a movie that isn't as well regarded as some of her other hit movies like WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, MISS CONGENIALITY or SPEED, but it fits right among them as one of her best. She plays the part really well, of a woman who is terrified to find out that she has lost her identity. A must watch."