This movie is quite well done. I do believe that it is a thinly veiled shot at Microsoft (a bit of an exaggeration to get the point across that a company that huge can be rather evil). The cast is rather impressive. Tim Robbins, made up to look suspiciously like Bill Gates, was amazing as "Gary Winston," the C.E.O. of N.E.R.V., a software giant only comparable to that of the likes of Microsoft. Ryan Phillippe, plays "Milo Hoffman," a Stanford educated computer geek, who is hired by N.E.R.V. to complete work on the ultimate piece of media software called "Synapse." Milo's girlfriend, played by "Mallrats" veteran Claire Forlani, is rather good in her role. Rachael Leigh Cook, from "She's All That" is amazing too! I think that she gets better in every movie she is in.
This movie takes some pretty good twists and turns. It boils down to be murder mystery with a little bit of fighting "Big Brother." Generally, I am not a fan of suspense. It annoys me, because generally we always know which way it is heading. "Antitrust" has great suspense. It is never over-the-top. The movie can be rather unpredictable.
This movie is everything that movies like "Hackers" lack. It is obviously not going to be perfect representation of the Information Technology industry, but it is remarkably close (and really, that would was too close it would probably be bad for business). There are no flashy graphics when it comes to how the code and computers are used. Unlike "Hackers," geeks are geeks here; it isn't the rave scene going around playing computer "Robin Hoods." Not to say that there is too much "geek stuff" in the movie, but what is there looks and feels like the real thing.
"Antitrust" is the best tech movie I have ever seen. The cast is perfect. I have watched this DVD probably twenty times and have yet to tire seeing it. I recommend it to everyone I know in IT, and most anyone else too. The movie is top-shelf material.