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A look at a real-life start-up GovWorks, a group of young internet entrepreneurs who are seeking to raise capital in New York's Silicon Alley and investment communities for an Internet site that will facilitate users' interface with local government agencies.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Too short of detail to really serve as an object lesson to those who follow in their footsteps."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Astute and entertaining."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"puts a definitive face on this brief blip in business history"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"...an impromptu lesson in power, duty, and betrayal that goes well beyond traditional limitations of celluloid documentaries."
‑ Cole Smithey, Daily Radar
"A gripping study of human nature and a prime example of why business and friendship don't mix"
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"The pain and puzzlement of its principals as things inexorably fall apart is palpable and saddening."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Startup.com humanizes the dot-com goldrush that in the last few years has left a handful of millionaires and hundreds of go-for-broke paupers in its wake."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Documentary best for teens interested in business."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"This is a very well crafted fly-on-the-wall style documentary."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Let's take advantage of this chance to peer into these paper millionaires' lives and think about what kind of human beings they are and where they went wrong."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"Talk about your fabulous story arcs."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The best movies, it's often said, are happy accidents. Startup.com proves the dictum while being smart and responsive enough to react to the impending train wreck."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"A compelling and important document of the 'Net's boom and (still-continuing) bust period."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"A fascinating, funny and cautionary look at how a world of group hugs and high fives transforms into night sweats and icy stares."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Because the emotions are real, "Startup.com" is filled with powerful suspense and revelations."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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