Director: Peter Howitt
Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani, Tim Robbins, Douglas McFerran, Richard Roundtree, Tygh Runyan, Yee Jee Tso, Nate Dushku, Ned Bellamy, Tyler Labine
Information Page: https://uk.newonnetflix.info/info/60003115/s
Technology is a cut throat business and some people will do anything to gain an advantage. Most people in the world know who Bill Gates is and some know the stories of supposed dodgy dealings that did or did not happen (ALLEGEDLY if there’s any legal types reading!).
There’s no denying that Tim Robbins portrayal of Gary Winston is, in some way, reflective of Mr Gates; the difference is Gary Winston will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
What he wants is his new software system “N.U.R.V.” to be released on schedule and for that he needs Milo (Ryan Phillipe) to help him do it. Milo has it all: a beautiful girlfriend, a dream job working for and being mentored by the great Gary Winston; but after the death of his former best friend everything begins to fall apart.
Friends aren’t what they seem and puzzle pieces begin to fall into place and certain things begin to make sense.
Antitrust is one of those films that I saw years ago and when I saw it was recently added to Netflix I watched it straight away and it didn’t disappoint. It seems I had left it just the right amount of time for me to forget all the twists and turns that the film delivers. Just when you think you know how the film is going to play out the story takes an unexpected swerve and it helps keep you hooked right until the end.
If you’re worried that a film about coding and software might be a little too hard to understand don’t be. The geeky aspects of the film are kept to a minimum and you don’t feel like you are losing the story just because you can’t keep up with the lingo.
It is a little unnerving (pun intended) how this film was made back in 2001 but the subject matter is pretty commonplace now, freaky!
This might have been my favourite film to review so far and I’m glad it’s as good as I remember it being, but I’ll let you be the judge.
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