JEFF WELLS, HOLLYWOOD-ELSEWHERE: "David Fincher's 'The Social Network' is Zodiac's younger, geekier, greedier brother. That means it's good, as in really good. … Can I just blurt it out? It's the strongest Best Picture contender I've seen so far this year, and in saying this I'm obviously alluding to 'Inception.'"
KRIS TAPLEY, IN CONTENTION: "I think it may be reaching for grandiose sentiments to say 'The Social Network' is a film that 'defines a generation.'"
DREW MCWEENY, HITFIX: '''The Social Network' represents the very best of both [screenwriter] Aaron Sorkin and [director] David Fincher."
Also check out the New Yorker's exhaustive profile of Facebook focus Mark Zuckerberg, which includes fascinating dish about the film from "Social Network" scribe Sorkin.
Photo: A scene from "The Social Network." Credit: Columbia