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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. AbPr.
    May 17, 2001
    9
    Outstanding picture. Really covers the arc of the phenomenon well. More detail on the actual business would have helped the film, but it is emotionally captivating nontheless.
  2. JasonD.
    May 21, 2001
    8
    A good example of (1) how not to run a business; (2) how not to run a friendship; and (3) how to make a compelling documentary (much as this is a good example of how to make numbered lists).
  3. Lucy
    Mar 24, 2002
    7
    Pretty rancid for a movie about a dot.com failure. Kaleil is unimpressive as both an actor and businessman. He should retire from both careers and try to find another niche where his personality might fit--accounting perhaps?
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Robin Rauzi
    80
    Nimbly documents the rise and fall of a Web company through its charismatic leaders.
  2. The filmmakers no doubt had a hell of a time whittling the material down; unfortunately, what they came up with was something long on the mundaneness of GovWorks.com and short on the personalities behind it.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    83
    With no easy heroes or villains, Startup.com can be a Rorschach test for viewers.