• The Net (1995)

The Net

Release Date: July 28th, 1995

DVD Release Date: November 11th, 1997

PG-13 |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

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?

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller, Diane Baker, Wendy Gazelle, Ken Howard, Ray McKinnon, L. Scott Caldwell

Director: Irwin Winkler

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Winkler Films, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: 1990s, Survival, Tense, Suspenseful, Mystery, Mother, Hospital, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Steeped in high-tech paranoia, Winkler's film has a nice kinetic energy, effectively portraying the extent to which computers have become an intrinsic part of our lives. The screenplay, however, for which Winkler shares credit with four others, feels like watered-down John Grisham. [24 July 1995]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This stuff is so concocted I had no business caring about it. But I did, because of Bullock. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The Net is a scary film that could have been terrifying but for something slightly earnest and plodding in director Irwin Winkler's attack. show more

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