Tuesday, August 2, 2016


It lacks the finesse and polish of a top production feature like SOCIAL NETWORK. It is one of those cheapie TV productions. The acting is uneven. The story isn't entirely convincing. But the low-budget amateurism has charm and captures the nervy-nerdy spirit of a tale of ne'er-do-well garage geeks chasing after and realizing their dreams by fits and starts of luck, talent, and vision. It works on the level of romp and has fun with the material. While Fincher's movie and Danny Boyle's STEVE JOBS are technically more impressive and feature better acting, they are overloaded with seriousness and relevance, whereas PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY gets into the spirit of geek egotism. If John Hughes had made a movie about high-tech world, it might have been something like this.

Rating: 2/5

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