Antitrust

Year: 2001
Directed By: Peter Howitt
Written By: Howard Franklin

RYAN’S REVIEW

I liked this movie the first time I saw it, 10 years ago, but it’s not one I typically recommend or have revisited often since buying.  It’s about something I have never been very interested in but I found it interesting then, and I find it interesting now for different reasons.  The film is about an up and coming computer programmer who is recruited by the CEO of NURV, a large Microsoft/Apple like company.  Tim Robbins brought credibility to the film playing the part of the CEO who is a blend of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.  Ryan Phillippe plays the computer programmer, I remember thinking his career was going to be great but he has always failed to live up to his potential.

I find this movie interesting now because it reminds me of the time before the internet took over the world and communication evolved to what it is today.  Yet this movie isn’t really that great and revisiting it now makes me wonder if we should even bother keeping it in the collection at all.  It is a low-budget straight to video movie and its quality and cinematography reflect that.  I can’t put my stamp of approval on this one so watch it if you want, and let me know what you think.

AMBER’S REVIEW

Why do we even own this movie? The best thing about this film is that Ryan Phillippe is in it because he is super cute. Other than that I think this movie is boring. The musical score is HORRIBLE. The music doesn’t flow well over the scenes and it adds confusion. I feel like I have already talked too much about this film, it was horrible. Don’t see it.

NEXT MOVIE: Antz (1998)

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