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

Two frustrated young executives vent their pent-up rage via a childish prank and end up paying a price in this psychological black comedy, the feature-film debut of writer-director Neil LaBute. Former college buddies Chad (Aaron Eckhart)… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 1, 1997
DVD 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

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

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Cruel, cool and pleasingly provocative.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

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

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Jeff Giles

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

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

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

James Berardinelli

One of those rarest of rare breeds -- a movie that doesn't just ignore Hollywood conventions, but openly flouts them.

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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