Chris Hegedus & Jehane Noujaim
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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- 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.
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.
Fresh: Astute and entertaining.
Fresh: Talk about your fabulous story arcs.
Just a jumbled uninteresting cheap version of bravo's startups silicon valley. Waste of money
Very slow after 30 minutes.
- Genre: Documentary
- Released: 2001
- © 2001 Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Inc. and Noujaim Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved.