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Michael Clayton

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Michael Clayton, a high-priced-law-firm's fixer, leaves a late-night poker game, gets a call to drive to Westchester, and watches his car blow up as he's taking an impromptu dawn walk through a field. Flash back four days. He owes a loan shark to cover his brother's debts (Michael's own gambling habits have left him virtually broke). His law firm is negotiating a high-stakes merger, and his firm's six-year defense of a conglomerate's pesticide use is at risk when one of the firm's top litigators goes off his meds and puts the case in jeopardy. While Michael is trying to fix things, someone decides to kill him. Who? Meanwhile, his son summarizes the plot of a dark fantasy novel.
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Once in a while, you find a movie that you can embrace fully, a movie you can claim as your own, a movie that’s perfect in every imaginable way – and the realization it’s perfect for you and perhaps not for many others makes it all that more valuable.

This is my most recent such a movie. I remember buying the excellent soundtrack a couple days before (I do that sometimes), and I remember being oddly excited to see the movie despite not knowing much about it – which is usually the death knell, raised expectations and all that. But not this time.

The performances, cinematography, editing, music, everything is spot on – from the opening scene to the prolonged end credits (both equally memorable). The scene where Michael Clayton talks to his son might be my most favourite Clooney moment. “I don’t know where you got it from, but you got it.”

Many an hour of my personal soul searching on who I am and how others see me – “I’m not the guy that you kill,” if you will – were prompted by this… which might be a weird thing to admit. Either way: Thank you, Tony.

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Such a good movie!
Very well done. Good plot that unfolds at the right pace. An excellent villain in that red haired lady. She played the role so well! Clooney is terrific. And a super ending.

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Recommended
Michael Clayton is a character driven film, something our tiny attention span society seems unable to cope with.

The director wrote the fast-paced Bourne trilogy, and this movie is just as tightly-scripted and hair-trigger tense, but the pace is more considered and less rushed. Much of the action goes on internally, so don't expect great car chases, shouting and shooting. You have to think about what's going on and follow Clayton's emotional response to the situation that blows up in his face.

Movie has some really fine performances from Tom Wilkinson as an attack lawyer, a partner in the law firm where Clayton works and Tilda Swinton is utterly superb as the bad bitch. She's a grim, ambitious litigator who will stop at absolutely nothing to avoid losing her company's case. She's so highly strung she almost shatters; there's a stunning scene with her in the rest rooms, nearly coming apart at the seams under huge stress.

Without a doubt, the star is Clooney and he carries the film superbly. There are many beautiful and carefully composed shots and it all comes together in an entirely satisfactory and fulfilling resolution.

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Maybe Clooneys Best
A twisted ride of Ethics, Morality and betrayal. How far would you go to make a fortune or cover one up.? Intelligently crafted with an edgy realism that kept me thrilled the whole ride through. As cool as a "Business or Corporate Movie can get. It was smart and intense at the same time. Believable story line that twists and turns all the way to the end. A movie for the collection.

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I really enjoyed it
A lot of people did not like this movie for some reason. Even the peopel that i saw it with were kind of let down by it. But i thought it was a really good movie. If you are into mystery/action movies definitely watch it. I though George clooney was brilliant, as always.

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Cjb92 Boca Raton, Florida

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Great Movie.
Great Movie, but only for those interested at a behind the scenes look at corrupt law firms and corporations. Am I alone in that area of interest? I can see why some (on investimonials) may have reviewed this film as sub par - but this was a very intelligent film, I guess they couldn't keep up. Sorry fellas, the film was entertaining, captivating, and kept my mind working to link the pieces together. Clooney is great in all his films, but he was almost solo on this one. Gotta give him some credit as it is due. Great film.

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Kidspouseme Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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Excellent Smart Person's Movie
I'm not surprised some people didnt like this movie since there are many uncomfortable scenes and morally ambiguous subplots running throughout. That said, if you take the time to really get into the story and the characters, you'll be rewarded with one of the best and most cold hearted business movies of the past few years. Bravo Clooney, do more like this!

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Starts a little slow but does get moving.
A killer voice-over by Tom Wilkinson sets the tone for this dramatic thriller, and you're willing to go on the journey even if you don't understand it all the time. A serviceable movie that starts a little slow, but ultimately gets into a nice rhythm.

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Teareader Leslie, MI

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Picks up
Not necessarily the most memorable film but it does pick up towards the end to live up to its thriller status

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drama/thriller
A serviceable drama/thriller that starts a little slow, but ultimately gets into a nice rhythm.

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