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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. BKM
    Apr 3, 2012
    7
    For all of the talk about its examination of sexual politics and male cruelty, In the Comany of Men is really a study of the malice of people; men and women alike. Eckhart's ruthless white collar misanthrope may be without remorse and go unpunished, but what's most unsettling about this movie is how even the victims of his manipulation are not completely without fault either. This isFor all of the talk about its examination of sexual politics and male cruelty, In the Comany of Men is really a study of the malice of people; men and women alike. Eckhart's ruthless white collar misanthrope may be without remorse and go unpunished, but what's most unsettling about this movie is how even the victims of his manipulation are not completely without fault either. This is truly a nasty film that looks into the depths of the human soul and finds nothing worth rooting for. Expand
  2. YoonMinC.
    May 9, 2004
    9
    It's like a whit stillman movie made in hell. a nietzschean yuppie exploits his 'friend' and a deaf woman to get what he wants. he's one real sumfabitch, but in a perverse way, the only TRUE person in the movie. he knows what he wants and ruthlessly goes after it. his spineless associate betrays his own conscience for acceptance into jockdom, and the deaf woman, though It's like a whit stillman movie made in hell. a nietzschean yuppie exploits his 'friend' and a deaf woman to get what he wants. he's one real sumfabitch, but in a perverse way, the only TRUE person in the movie. he knows what he wants and ruthlessly goes after it. his spineless associate betrays his own conscience for acceptance into jockdom, and the deaf woman, though conventionally a sympathetic figure, wants to give herself to the alpha male of the tribe rather than mate with a dorky and contrite twerp, a symbol of crippled manhood. of course, even the twerp's apology isn't entirely honest since he's attracted to her handicap for it props up his sense of power; bestowing sympathy--as a form of condescension--is also an exercise of power and superiority. the movie says you're damned if you do, damned if you don't. whther winner or loser, hardheaded or sappy, we're all wolves of a tribe. animals. Expand
  3. BlancoA.
    Feb 26, 2002
    10
    One of the all-time best. Aaron Eckhart's performance is one for the ages. Legendary.
  4. T.K.
    Jan 3, 2004
    5
    This movie is extremely overrated. To get to where this movie really gets interesting, one must get through the first 75 minutes. Yes, it is an original story. Yes, it is compelling, but only really in the final act. It's also very low budget, which is NOT bad, but they shot it in only 11 days, so when you're watching it and want more coverage, or to see another actor's This movie is extremely overrated. To get to where this movie really gets interesting, one must get through the first 75 minutes. Yes, it is an original story. Yes, it is compelling, but only really in the final act. It's also very low budget, which is NOT bad, but they shot it in only 11 days, so when you're watching it and want more coverage, or to see another actor's reaction and they don't cut back to this other actor....this is why. They didn't have time to get all they really needed in 11 shooting days. I don't begrudge the director the success this movie brought him -- good for him! It's just that this movie could have been SO MUCH better. Expand
  5. D.Rock
    Apr 15, 2004
    10
    The best movie of the 1990's. Overrated? Please.
  6. Clyde
    Jul 20, 2006
    4
    An excellent storyline with a sophmoric script and poor execution by the director. Poorly cast as well, younger protagonists would have been more believable. Not recommeded.
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 60
    This is a film worth seeing, and LaBute is a filmmaker well worth watching.
  2. 60
    A singularly unpleasant movie.
  3. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    80
    As a writer, LaBute is capable of creating long dialogue scenes that never seem stagey or artificial. As a director, he has the confidence to stay with those words.