In the Company of Men
In the Company of Men (1997)

Two businessmen, Howard and Chad, heartlessly plot to let a girl fall in love with them and then deliberately drop her. They choose deaf typist Christine, who falls for Howard. This upsets Chad, who really loves Christine. Now they are all… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 17, 1998
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Neil LaBute's pitch-black comedy is a masterful exploration of male insecurity, and it's elevated by a breakout performance by Aaron Eckhart as a businessman who likes to play psychological games.

David Edelstein
Slate

A dazzling, repellent exercise in which the case against men is closed before it's opened.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Cruel, cool and pleasingly provocative.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A bitterly promising screenwriting-directing debut from playwright Neil LaBute.

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Jeff Giles
Newsweek

LaBute, a playwright and former drama teacher, has succeeded in creating a study of banal, everyday evil.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Prepare for the conversation to grow heated.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A highlight of the 97 Sundance Film Fest, LaBute's astonishing debut is a dark, probing, vastly entertaining satire about misogyny and sexual politics in the work as well as personal arena; LaBute is a major dialoguist to watch

Dennis Harvey
Variety

A dark, probing, truly disturbing exploration of yuppie angst and male anxieties as they manifest themselves in both the work and personal arenas.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The kind of bold, uncompromising film that insists on being thought about afterward -- talked about, argued about, hated if necessary, but not ignored.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

A compelling, but not likable, film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
It wrings some good tension out of its bonkers plot, but by the end "In the Company of Men" feels like it's all concept, middling craftsmanship,… More
Leigh Ryan
UGH! This movie totally sucks. The storyline was horrible and what they set out to do is just cruel. It's no wonder I have a hard time trusting men...… More
Alice Shen
I thought I would like this LaBute film since I usually dig his hold-a-mirror-up-to-society commentaries, but the evil machinations in this movie really have no… More
Dan Schultz
An absorbing film concerning two yuppies who decide to "play a game" on an innocent woman, both pretending to fall for her, just to see what she feels… More
Steven Carrier
Neil LaBute's "In the Company of Men" is vicious look at misogyny. Aaron Eckhart totally nails his role here and it's a marvel to watch. The… More
Michael Gildea
If In the Company of Men was a person, I'd break its nose but not before buying it a beer. This is possibly one of the meanest movies I've ever seen… More