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General Magic (2017)

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Detailing the visionary work of General Magic, a barely known tech company from the 1990s, this documentary film uncovers a Silicon Valley company who designed a smartphone-type device, complete with emojis, that was years ahead of its time. Featuring interviews and archival footage of past employees now hugely successful names in their own right, the film spotlights a timeline of technological innovation and analyzes how timing is paramount. Directed by Matt Maude and Sarah Kerruish.

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Critic Reviews for General Magic

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

A fascinating cautionary business tale.

April 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It's all informative, but the biggest kick is giggling at the key players' startlingly accurate predictions of the kind of world we're now living in.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a fascinating look at what it means to fail, and whether a failure that changed the world is really a failure at all. (AppleInsider)

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

So why watch a movie about a failed company? Easy. The collapse of General Magic brought about the creation of items we all use every day, maybe several times a day.

April 25, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

General Magic, directed by Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude, offers a detailed, affectionate look at the company's brief rise and sudden fall.

April 24, 2018 | Full Review…

General Magic is a noteworthy documentary that offers up a portrait inside the world of remarkable tech geniuses who were inventing technology ahead of its time.

April 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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