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Trust me this film is average!
Member Name: richy77
Date: 08/10/01, updated on 08/10/01 (75 review reads)
Advantages: Tim Robbins, Some clever scenes
Disadvantages: Ryan Phillippe, Unbelievable storyline at times
AntiTrust is one in a long line of Computer hacker movies to come out of Hollywood. Consisting of a young cast I was expecting a fresh and original movie but sadly I was left feeling disappointed.
AntiTrust centers around Milo (Ryan Phillippe) who has just graduated from college. He soons gets offered a job which cannot refuse working at a multi-billion dollar computer company. His friends are not particularly impressed by him joining the rogue company. The company is run by a colourful businessman (Tim Robbins). As he settles into his new position, Milo uncovers some dark secrets about the firm. Deeper investigation alarms Milo and he is not sure who he can trust in the big world of computer technology.
AntiTrust is a strange film really as there are some quite clever scenes which make you think that the film could be quite entertaining. Then something stupid or unbelievable happens which spoils the flow of the movie. Some aspects of the movie are silly. I wont describe them now as they would give away some of the storyline. Another silly thing is the fact that the movie is supposed to be quite technical but all the technical parts have to be explained so that the audience understands what is going on. It was a little annoying for me as I work in the IT industry and understood what was going on. The film seemed to be confused as to what it was supposed to be. In the end it became a cross between a thriller and a computer movie. Sadly it failed on both parts.
The cast as mentioned earlier are quite young. Ryan Phillippe is not very impressive as the main star. He doesn't really come over as a computer geek which is disappointing as that is what he is supposed to be. Tim Robbins is probably the star of the film. He plays a Bill Gates type person and actually does a good job.
AntiTrust is probably a film to rent. I was impressed by it but then again I didnt hate it. It could have been so much better. Simply put this film is ave