BlackBerry

critic Reviews

, 98% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • With intelligence as sharp as its humor, BlackBerry takes a terrifically entertaining look at the rise and fall of a generation-defining gadget.
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    Brent SimonAV Club
    Investing heartily in its story's personalities, and eschewing myth-making reverence or preciousness, BlackBerry's makers entertainingly frame their film as a workplace dramedy about industry gate-crashers rudely ejected from a party of their own staging.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Rise-and-fall stories so often gloat after the bursting of the bubble, but this one is all condolences.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Johnson is also ruthless in his depiction of the business reality behind the glossy surface waffle of the tech dream.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    Yet despite the guffaws, the film (directed by Matt Johnson) is deeper than a mere morality play about villainous money men.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    It’s a film, ultimately, about failure. And immediately that makes it a far more intriguing proposition than all the boardroom backslapping of a movie such as Air.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    This is a watchable enough film...
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    Marya E. GatesCool People Have Feelings, Too. (Substack)
    The comedy comes instead from Johnson’s deliberate direction. It’s found in an ironic zoom here, a hilarious cut there. This alchemy finds the most magic in how it supports Glenn Howerton’s towering performance.
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    Catherine SpringerCathsFilmForum.com
    It is in Glenn Howerton’s over-the-top portrayal of Jim that BlackBerry soars above everything else you’ve seen in this genre, and catapults BlackBerry into the satirical stratosphere.
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    Walter ChawFilm Freak Central
    Friendship and family start us off...and here we are still thrashing...
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    Yasser MedinaCinefilia
    It's a devilishly entertaining comedy-drama, that boasts solid performances and never loses its consistent pace chronicling the rise and fall of BlackBerry. [Full review in Spanish]
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