The Business of Strangers Reviews

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February 25, 2020
A tense chamber-piece.
August 7, 2008
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.
January 9, 2006
Channing gives a marvelously chilling performance.
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
August 1, 2003
What The Business of Strangers really boils down to is a couple of good performances and some really interesting dialogue.
June 19, 2003
In that millisecond glower is all the fear, frustration, pent-up emotion, aggression and pure unadulterated self-loathing imaginable and it says volumes about where Strangers is heading.
May 2, 2003
March 10, 2003
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.
December 8, 2002
This is a stunning examination of issues of doubt and control, as well as a cracking good little thriller.
September 21, 2002
August 8, 2002
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.
April 15, 2002
The inspired pairing of Channing and Stiles creates real dramatic fireworks.
March 5, 2002
It's such a tag-team of acting goodness that it's a shame it's not a better film.
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.
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