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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

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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 parallel lives of Microsoft founder Bill Gates (Anthony Michael Hall) and Apple co-founders Steve Jobs (Noah Wyle) and Steve Wozniak (Joey Slotnick) -- the former a crafty Harvard dropout, the latter a pair of hippies with jobs at Hewlett-Packard and a yen to

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Martyn Burke

Aug 30, 2005

Warner Home Video

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Pirates is a hoot.

July 18, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
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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.

July 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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Those wanting to know the true story behind the creation of computer giants Apple and Microsoft better look elsewhere.

December 28, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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god damn, bill gates is one cool mofo

January 7, 2004

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

November 5, 2003
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If you ever wanted to know how the juggernaut grew, then go ahead and Netflix it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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three stars
August 27, 2011
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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 the story in the traditional movie of the week way.
It did show me that both these guys are a little nuts. I guess that's what it takes to make the millions... a weak grasp of reality.
December 19, 2008
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