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Antitrust (2001)



Average Rating: 4/10
Reviews Counted: 106
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 81

Due to its use of cliched and ludicrous plot devices, this thriller is more predictable than suspenseful. Also, the acting is bad.


Average Rating: 4/10
Critic Reviews: 31
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 22

Due to its use of cliched and ludicrous plot devices, this thriller is more predictable than suspenseful. Also, the acting is bad.



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Just how far should one man go to stay ahead of his competition? Milo Hoffmann (Ryan Phillippe) is a young and gifted computer software designer who with his close friend Teddy is about to launch a high-tech start-up firm based on Milo's inventive ideas in convergence, in which he's helping to create new ways for different forms of digital technology to work in harmony. However, before Milo and Teddy can get their company off the ground, Milo receives a very tempting offer from Gary Winston (Tim


Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense

Howard Franklin

Dec 26, 2001


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Got a by-the-numbers plot? A premise that's intriguing but also has holes in it? Dialogue that needs punching up? Hire Tim Robbins. He can save just about anything.

November 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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My, my, such a high-tech setting -- too bad it's marred by such a low-tech plot.

March 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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There's not an original note in Howard Franklin's screenplay or Peter Howitt's direction.

June 4, 2001
Rolling Stone
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The flashy topicality amounts to little, and Peter Howitt's slavishly generic direction doesn't help.

January 17, 2001 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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As sly as it is knowing, and played with wit to match its conviction.

January 12, 2001 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
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A vast improvement over earlier attempts at this growing genre.

January 12, 2001
Orlando Sentinel
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This wannabe thriller about the new techno industry is a misfire.

July 7, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com

Silicon Valley story of good versus evil-sort of.

December 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

It won't win any Oscars but it might make 14-year-olds wonder whether it's really worth spending life in front of a screen.

January 23, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Passably entertaining in spots, but doomed by its bungling of the thriller elements.

January 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Entertainment Today
Entertainment Today

A thriller about creativity which doesn't display any of its subject matter.

December 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]
Daily Mail [UK]

This thriller in name only is all too characteristic of the cinematic scrap heap that is the first month of the year.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source:

A pretty good ride.

October 21, 2002 Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan
San Diego Metropolitan

Antitrust will never go down in history as a great thriller, but nowadays, when thrillers are about as popular as whale meat, it'll suffice.

September 25, 2002 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

It's refreshing to see a filmmaker who's well aware of the limitations of his material, someone who can step back and say, 'Hey, this isn't 'Schindler's List': We're just trying to give the audience two hours of corny fun.'

June 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Apesar do fraco roteiro, o filme sobressai-se graças à direção de Howitt, que cria seqüências tensas que prendem o espectador à cadeira.

May 31, 2002 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Anti Trust cluttered my mental hard drive with so much junk mail I now have to reconfigure my alternator modular system with a new Co-axel deeble zip-switch.

April 17, 2002 Full Review Source:

The climax actually pits Milo against Winston in a typing contest. If that sounds thrilling, this may be the movie you've been waiting for.

February 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

About five years behind schedule in anticipating and satirizing the stranglehold computer developers wield over the technology industry.

February 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine
Matinee Magazine

Antitrust, in other words, suffers from what I call the "Wizard of Oz malady:" no heart, no brain, no courage.

October 28, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Ooooh! Beware the sesame seeds!

October 10, 2001 Full Review Source:

Antitrust joins Matrix and The Net as a trilogy of thought-provoking films about the dangers surrounding computer technology.</

May 25, 2001 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

For much of its life AntiTrust relies on unhysterical thrills that are rooted in a highly credible set-up (a psychological cat-and-mouse game) and keep the audience guessing along with Milo.

April 23, 2001 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Antitrust

A thriller that starts out fun and likable but ultimately ends on a remarkably absurd note. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed parts of it and I've definitely seen worse, but the end of this kept the stupid coming, and coming, and coming. The bright spots? Ryan Phillippe is routinely excellent (he has the ultimate "BS face", also seen in "Breach") and the film doesn't get too pretentious because it's evident it's just a fun little movie. Too bad they overdo the fun and crank up the cheesiness to an unbearable degree at it's conclusion.
May 21, 2010
Dan Schultz

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This tale of a software writer who discovers the success of his Bill Gates-like boss and menor may be based more on treachery than talent, is unfortunately degenerates from topical drama to ludicrous thriller.
January 7, 2008
Dean McKenna

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One of those movies I liked when I was still in college.
October 30, 2007
Ginny  X

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Ok-ish thriller which takes a not too subtle swipe at microsoft and bill gates
February 26, 2007

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