Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 15 out of 29
  1. An inferior factory product, cranked out with little care and less imagination, that seems all the dumber because it's pretending to be smart and topical.
  2. An unintentional high-tech hoot.
  3. Better than you might expect, if you didn't expect it to be any good.
  4. 30
    Poops out before it ever really gets going.
  5. 30
    As a film, it essentially bites.
  6. This compression of logic--coupled with two hours of ham-fisted delivery--guarantees that Antitrust won't jangle your nerves but will intermittently split your sides with laughter.
  7. It's phony and forced, but mostly it's just silly. If there was once a satirical edge to this thriller, it's been programmed right out.
  8. 20
    A storyline that makes less sense than the current state of tech stocks on the Nasdaq.
  9. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    20
    A crap film that's steeped in liberal paranoia, but it's also so ludicrous that it falls under the guilty-pleasure category.
  10. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    20
    Libel on one of the true visionaries of American business in the 20th century, a man unfairly demonized for doing what others strove to do but doing it faster and better.
  11. 10
    Antitrust is anti-fun, anti-wakefulness, and anti-interesting.
  12. 10
    Gives us good reason to believe that January really is the month Hollywood studios use to bury their cheesiest mistakes.
  13. It's too bad we don't have red, glowing DELETE buttons next to those soda cup holders. I could have done the world a favor.
  14. 0
    Monumentally silly thriller.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. HilaryW.
    Jul 3, 2001
    1
    It has to be the worst, pathetic, and stupid movie I have ever seen. What really made me mad was that Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Claire Forlani are all great actors/actresses. The film was written horribly and was one of those movies where you think, "Wow, this movie COULD HAVE BEEN really good." But it wasn't, so I rate it a 1. Full Review »
  2. Nov 27, 2013
    9
    Always liked this flick.
    Is it the best movie ever made? No. But some of the ratings on here are way off.
    I show this film at the end of the
    school year to my classes after we talk about monopolies, Anti-trust laws, etc. It gives them a bit of a break at the end of year.
    Every year the high school kids love it, some of them even go and buy it. Haven't heard a complaint about it yet. Also, gotta love Claire Forlani, she is smoking hot in this movie.
    Full Review »
  3. Sep 20, 2012
    3
    Some painful writing, but a decent enough film about programmers and a microsoft-like corporation, handled in the way technology was more commonly done in films in the 90s. For a post-Matrix film, it's pretty 'safe' and 'made for tv', lacking much edge or style, whilst staying as far way from actual programming as possible.

    Has a decent cast, it's great to see Ryan Philippe, Tim Robbins, Claire Forlani and Rachael Leigh Cook working together, and is reasonably entertaining. Also, one of the only 'mainstream films' to cover proprietary code vs open source. Worth a watch in the background, but far too cheesy to be enjoyed as anything other than mindless entertainment.
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