Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    80
    A great film and an important one.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Moore's film is unusually sharp looking for this sort of documentary, and comes complete with a nice soundtrack. But most important, it's as comprehensible as any "Dummies" guide, something even non-techies can enjoy.
  3. Everybody loves a David and Goliath story, and this one is told almost entirely from David's point of view.
  4. Confident that his subject matter is inherently scintillating, however, Moore lays it out in creakily dry fashion. Those who consider computers to be glorified word processors may find their eyes glazing over in a matter of minutes.
  5. Reviewed by: Tricia Romano
    40
    Less a revolutionary tale than a simple recounting of the recent past -- as staid as the pages in a history book.
  6. 38
    It is a boring parade of talking heads and technical gibberish that will do little to advance the Linux cause. Try again, guys.
  7. Ultimately, the film amounts to being lectured to by tech-geeks, if you're up for that sort of thing.

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