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Synopsis

But this was before the Internet, before 3G, before Google, before most people had mobile phones. The world was not ready in 1995 to hold the world in its hands. Fierce competition, incredible hubris and heartbreaking betrayal dominated behind the scenes of General Magic. While some never recovered from the failure that accompanied its downfall and bankruptcy, others went on to soar. The lessons learnt at General Magic were instrumental in the creation of the iPod, iPhone, Android, eBay, even in the corridors of President Obama's White House. And although General Magic died, those concepts and the people who pioneered them went on to change how the world connects today.

Cast

  • Tony Fadell
  • Andy Hertzfeld
  • Marc Porat
  • John Sculley
  • Megan Smith

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Metacritic

80
May 9, 2019

The step-by-step examination of how so many smart people with such a good idea failed so badly results in a film which offers up not only a crackling story but also enough lessons that it could be a Harvard Business School case study all by itself.

Metacritic review by Kenneth Turan
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
80
May 9, 2019

As a literal origin story about how we live today, it’s a captivating history lesson with global appeal.

Metacritic review by Nick Schager
Nick Schager
Variety
80
May 6, 2019

Provides a compelling history of a company that created a groundbreaking product that was unfortunately ahead of its time.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter