Michael Clayton


Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 143606


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January 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM



Tilda Swinton as Karen Crowder
George Clooney as Michael Clayton
Tom McCarthy as Walter
750.51 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 59 min
P/S 7 / 65

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by pearboy 4 / 10


Maudlin, incomprehensible, slow. I'm sorry I paid for this movie.

Reviewed by rightkeith 9 / 10

Just wow. Much Better the Second Time

I rarely rewatch movies. Especially ones I thought were just OK. I first saw Michael Clayton 10 years ago and thought it was decent, if not a little slow and confusing. I could tell it was intense, but didn't know why. Maybe I was too young to understand that large corporations have their own in-house counsel as well as outside legal consultants when involved with multi-billion dollar cases. so it wasn't until 2nd viewing when I kind of knew what to expect that I was able to appreciate everyone's motivations.

There is no hero to be found in Michael Clayton. Nothing is black and white. A bunch of people are mired in gray, and face extraordinary circumstances, and each is looking out for themselves.

The director gives the audience a lot of credit here. Nothing is spelled out. At one point Michael is being arrested for breaking into a crime scene; we are not told he has been ratted on, but know who did it. We don't need to be told that the two wine glasses in the refrigerator cement Michael's theory that his colleague was murdered and didn't OD. I wasn't familiar with Tony Gilroy, so was pleasantly surprised seeing his other projects included Rogue One (a rarely complex yet believable script for the Star Wars universe) and Bourne Identity.

I enjoyed this so much once I figured it out that it makes me want to go back and give Syriana another shot.

Reviewed by Richie-67-485852 7 / 10


Clooney can carry a movie and make us believe the character no problem. He does his work here and it is satisfying. Along the way, we get a decent story, some suspense and even a few questions but take heart it is all answered in the end leaving us content. Interesting take on being called a "fixer" which I am sure most attorneys qualify for to some degree. To be able hush something up, play it down or have it dismissed is worth paying for and there is a market for that no problem. Notice too that there is a lawsuit in this movie with the stakes being about three billion dollars and to what ends or limits people go to for that type of money is portrayed. It never fails to bring out the worse in people. So does power of which this movie demonstrates. I actually knew of attorney for a very powerful man whose son committed a murder-rape. It made all the papers and was tragic to read about. The attorney could do nothing to help his son but the man he worked for could. One day, not only did this disappear out of the newspapers after a few weeks but also went off the radar screens everywhere. It was fixed! That is what fixers do and you learn that everything in life is negotiable. Its finding that way that is daunting but doable. Have something to eat while watching and then choose a snack to offset the tension here and there at times. Include a tasty drink too. One last thing...they could have come up with a better title

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