Pirates of Silicon Valley
Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

This tech-world biopic traces the fortunes of personal-computer companies Apple and Microsoft from their obscure dorm-room and backyard origins to their very public battle for corporate supremacy. Writer/director Martyn Burke follows the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 20, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matthew Rozsa
Salon.com

It's fair to say that "Pirates of Silicon Valley" established the standard that all worthy movies about the computer revolution will need to follow.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Those wanting to know the true story behind the creation of computer giants Apple and Microsoft better look elsewhere.

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James Brundage
Filmcritic.com

If you ever wanted to know how the juggernaut grew, then go ahead and Netflix it.

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John Leonard
New York Magazine/Vulture

Pirates is a hoot.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

god damn, bill gates is one cool mofo

Ray Richmond
Variety

Martyn Burke has taken the battle fought in the microchip trenches at the dawn of the computer revolution and turned it into a wildly entertaining geek tragedy with the stylistic feel of true art.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

An intriguing look at how the computer world got to be the way it is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
MisterYoda ?
three stars
Jason Spencer
I enjoyed the performances by the two main actors but the fake documentary left a little to be desired. I would have liked a more straight forward telling of… More
Kyle Meisch
Good. 3.5-4.

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