Michael ClaytonDirector: Tony Gilroy
Michael Clayton (George Clooney) handles all of the dirty work for a major New York law firm, arranging top-flight legal services and skirting through loopholes for ethically questionable clients. But when a fellow "fixer" decides to turn on the very firm they were hired to clean up for, Clayton finds himself at the center of a conspiratorial maelstrom. Once an ambitious D.A., Clayton is now a shell of his former dynamic self, thanks to a divorce, an unfortunate business venture, and astronomical debt. Though he longs to leave the cutthroat, ethically dubious world of corporate law behind, Clayton's poor financial situation and devotion to firm head Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack) leave him little choice but to remain on the job and tough it out. Meanwhile, litigator Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) finds her entire company's future hinging on the outcome of a multi-billion-dollar settlement overseen by Clayton's friend, star lawyer Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson). When Edens snaps and decides to blow the whistle on the questionable case, sabotaging the defense, Clayton must decide between his loyalty and his conscience.
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- Warner Home Video
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- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Steve Apicella||Asst. Director|
|Michael Barosky||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Clay Brown||Art Director|
|George Clooney||Executive Producer|
|Clay Duncan||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Sarah Edwards||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Don J. Hewitt||Stunts|
|James Holt||Executive Producer|
|James Newton Howard||Score Composer|
|Alex Kharlamov||Sound/Sound Designer|
|John E. Mack||Stunts|
|Alan Meyerson||Sound Mixer|
|Michael Brooks||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Anthony Minghella||Executive Producer|
|Brian Ross||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|P. Scott Sakamoto||Camera Operator|
|Steven Soderbergh||Executive Producer|
|Kevin Thompson||Production Designer|
|Mel Wesson||Sound/Sound Designer|
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This was movie was good. It held my interest and I would want to see it again because of all the levels that are happening. I know I missed stuff. George Clooney makes the movie. They depth that he puts into this role reminds me of Carey Grant in North by Northwest. I think that George is the Mr. Grant of out time. There are just so many layers to this movie with the family and busisness, obligations and morality it is a movie that everyone should watch when they get a chance.
This movie was really good... but it was very confusing. Now, I am only 13, but my dad explained to me what was happening throughout the movie and I really like it. It all comes together in the end!
Again Clooney takes on a well written script and adds his PRESENCE to make the story come alive. But the horses are better actors than Swinton.
Great cast, just short of my fave, "No Country for Old Men" for this years BEST OF the movies. See why George Clooney is mentioned by so many as one of the few great actors working right now. The story builds and pulls you in, until you realize what crime is being committed here. Buy it, rent it, you will want to find a quiet place and some popcorn, maybe a glass of wine and watch this movie work it's magic.
Great acting, great cast, stupendous script. Michael Clayton is destined to be a classic and is by far my favorite film to come out of 2007. The ending is worth the price of admission alone.