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Startup.com

HD   R Closed Captioning

Chris Hegedus & Jehane Noujaim

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About the Movie

As an ailing economy reduces high-flying Internet companies around the country to bankruptcy, acclaimed documentary team Chris Hegedus, D. A. Pennebaker and newcomer Jehane Noujaim take a behind-the-scenes look at the volatile start-up phenomenon, chronicling the turbulent development of govWorks.com, an award-winning Internet site that facilitates interaction between local government, citizens and businesses. Turning a familiar headline story into a high-pressure personal odyssey, Startup.com follows the trials of partners Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman, best friends since childhood, as they progress from being rookies with only a business plan to assuming the leadership of a nationally recognized Internet company struggling to survive an inhospitable economy.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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92%
  • Reviews Counted: 93
  • Fresh: 86
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 7.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The pain and puzzlement of its principals as things inexorably fall apart is palpable and saddening. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Benefits from everything about the Internet with few of the insufferable tech-head side effects. – Robin Rauzi, Los Angeles Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Combining the immediacy of the Internet and the wise perspective of history, Startup.com proves that investing in real-life drama can reap rich dividends. – Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: An eye-opening documentary. – Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 18, 2002

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Customer Reviews

terrible

Just a jumbled uninteresting cheap version of bravo's startups silicon valley. Waste of money

Fantastic!

This is my favorite movie on the dot com era. It gives you a realistic pretrial of what the world was like in the late 90’s and what it takes to build a company. Everyone should watch this film!

Slow

Very slow after 30 minutes.

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2001

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