Antitrust (2001)



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

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Howard Franklin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 26, 2001
Box Office: $11.0M
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as Milo Hoffman

as Lisa Calighan

as Alice Poulson

as Gary Winston

as Lyle Barton

as Larry Banks

as Teddy Chin

as Brian Bissel

as Phil Grimes

as Redmond

as Desi

as Shrot's Assistant

as Gary's Secretary

as Ken Cosgrove

as Building 20 Guard

as Building 20 Guard

as Building 20 Guard

as Building 21 Guard

as Coffee Guard

as TV Interviewer

as Houseman

as DOJ Receptionist

as Co-Worker

as Rent-A-Guard

as Clarissa Winston

as Yoga Woman

as Skinhead

as Skinhead

as Grocer

as Grocer's Wife

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Party Reporter

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Senator

as Computer Guy

as Homeless Man

as Concerned Guest

as Press Photographer

as Cameraman
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Critic Reviews for Antitrust

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (34)

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.

Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

My, my, such a high-tech setting -- too bad it's marred by such a low-tech plot.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

There's not an original note in Howard Franklin's screenplay or Peter Howitt's direction.

June 4, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

This wannabe thriller about the new techno industry is a misfire.

Full Review… | July 7, 2011

Silicon Valley story of good versus evil-sort of.

Full Review… | December 14, 2010
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.

Full Review… | January 23, 2003

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.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

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.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

One of those movies I liked when I was still in college.

Ginny  X

Super Reviewer

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