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The Business of Strangers Reviews

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May 10, 2006
An uneven satire of the corporate world, Stettner's movie is inspired by LaBute's superior In the Company of Men, changing the gender of the protags into female execs on the opposite side of the spectrum.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 9, 2006
Channing gives a marvelously chilling performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 1, 2003
What The Business of Strangers really boils down to is a couple of good performances and some really interesting dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2003
If The Business of Strangers clunks as a whole, at least several of its parts offer momentary pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 13, 2003
'The Business of Strangers' partners one of Hollywood's most under-rated older actresses with arguably one of its most over-rated younger ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2002
This is a stunning examination of issues of doubt and control, as well as a cracking good little thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2002
[A] critique of embittered p.c. extremism...but Stettner can't restrain his yuppie-clan feminists from descending into misogynous caricatures.
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August 5, 2002
Patrick Stettner's female workplace drama has nowhere to go but down once its cards have been thrown down on the table
August 5, 2002
Stettner's vision of both women lacks fullness, relying on stereotypes of feminine strength and vulnerability.
June 9, 2002
Written and directed by Patrick Stettner, it's a movie full of fascinating details and frustrating moments in which the meticulously drawn characters behave in ways that seem dictated by Stettner's plot rather than by their own personalities.
May 14, 2002
Desn't teach us a whole lot, but while watching it, we're involved.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
April 15, 2002
The inspired pairing of Channing and Stiles creates real dramatic fireworks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2002
Nothing adds up here, chronologically or emotionally.
March 5, 2002
It's such a tag-team of acting goodness that it's a shame it's not a better film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 18, 2002
May be a hermetically sealed experience, but it is also a brilliantly integrated one.
January 18, 2002
Channing, of course and as usual, commands the screen with a dynamic yet controlled fury that keeps you riveted on her every second the camera shows her face.
January 18, 2002
The core pleasure of the film is the complex and precise performance by the underrated talent Channing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 17, 2002
This is an impressive debut for Stettner and an even more impressive showcase for Channing and Stiles.
January 17, 2002
Leaves you with plenty to think about regarding the demands society places on working women, and the scorn they face when they choose career over family.
January 15, 2002
Stiles's character is finally too opaque, and the mind games she plays on Channing aren't clever or cruel enough to produce a satisfying denouement.
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