The BlackBerry biopic, “CrackBerry,” has made its debut, and it’s receiving a higher Rotten Tomatoes score than the critically acclaimed Facebook origin story, “The Social Network.”
“CrackBerry” tells the story of the rise and fall of BlackBerry, the once-dominant smartphone company that was eventually overtaken by Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android operating system. The film stars Michael B. Jordan as former BlackBerry CEO John Chen, and also features appearances from actors like Octavia Spencer and Sterling K. Brown.
While the film has only been out for a few days, it’s already receiving positive reviews from critics. As of this writing, “CrackBerry” has a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, compared to “The Social Network’s” 96% score.
Critics are praising the performances of the cast, as well as the film’s nuanced exploration of the business and cultural factors that contributed to BlackBerry’s decline. The film has been praised for its ability to make the story of a company’s downfall both engaging and informative.
“CrackBerry” is also being lauded for its exploration of themes that are still relevant today, such as the tension between technological progress and societal well-being, and the role of corporate responsibility in the age of big tech.
Overall, “CrackBerry” is shaping up to be a must-see film for anyone interested in the history of technology and the ways in which it shapes our lives. With its engaging storytelling and strong performances, it’s sure to be a hit with audiences and critics alike.