Keswick Film Club - Michael Clayton

Sunday 6th January 5:00 PM

Michael Clayton 

Director: Tony Gilroy Country: USA
Cert: 15 Year: 2007 Length: 120 mins

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Score: 78.13% Attendance: 210

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Synopsis

Screenwriter Tony Gilroy (of the Bourne trilogy) makes his directing debut (but he's still the writer) in this legal/business thriller that is very reminiscent of John Grisham at his best. Michael Clayton (an excellent George Clooney playing a fixer for a powerful law firm) hurries through increasingly dangerous episodes telling clients what they don't want to hear "I'm not a miracle worker, I'm a janitor."

Gilroy has a knack for creating strong characters and situations that resonate with tension. His casting is superb: Clooney of course, but we're treated also to the best of Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack and Tom Wilkinson. A fascinating morality tale in the world of sharp suits and smooth operators.

Critics

open_quote It is just about perfect as an exercise in the genre. close_quote ROGER EBERT



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