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