Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton

DVD - 2008
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Michael Clayton is an in-house fixer at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of the law firm Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder, Marty Bach. Burned out with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed business venture, and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm.
Publisher: Burbank, California :, Distributed by Warner Home Video,, 2008.
Copyright Date: ©2007
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 120 mins.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
letterbox widescreen, rda
DVD, rda
video file, DVD, dual layer, region 1, rda

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matcat44
Jul 14, 2019

Confusing beginning, couldn’t get interested.

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richibi
May 02, 2019

another film about corparate corruption, with superb production values, but which loses impact for not being based on a true story, which are plentiful, and always more compelling and fascinating than anything a storyteller could cook up

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Courier2003
Jan 20, 2019

Overrated, boring, did not finish. One of Clooney's worst.

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tenet
Oct 11, 2018

Rated 6/10. The first half of the movie, in my opinion, is below par and seemed disjointed. In the second half, the storyline picked up and became more interesting.

The acting was average though.

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lavasushi
Aug 17, 2018

Power packed. Love George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson and Tilda Swinton. Love catching bad people doing bad things. Exciting, tense corporate thriller. Couldn’t tell if George Clooney ever got to sleep or change his clothes.

LPL_TriciaK May 04, 2018

If you are listening to the news in early 2018, you've been hearing about a lawyer who is a 'fixer' for the current president. What is a fixer, you ask? Watch this legal thriller and find out! George Clooney is riveting in his portrayal of the title character - a lawyer who is masterful as the fixer for a big New York law firm, but veers off his approved role when his colleague - and friend - dies under mysterious circumstances. Tilda Swinton and Tom Wilkinson add to the list of performances to savor. Moral conflict was never more compellingly acted and plotted.

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thommyfedora
Sep 05, 2017

Fantastic script, taut and succinct. Fantastic acting by all the principle, secondary and extras.
George Clooney was born for this role. This is the role that will change your mind about George C. being a one note actor.
Tilda Swinton and Tom Wilkinson are nothing less than fantastic in their roles.

Recommended to everyone out there that appreciates a tight script and awesome acting...

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PHILLIP GARY SMITH
Oct 10, 2016

Rating the movie 4/5 stars, I suggest this version since the special commentary feature by writer/director Tony Gilroy and editor John Gilroy provides important insights into the story besides their views of constructing and telling a story. No one else could carry the title character as well as George Clooney. Having Sydney Pollack in a film in whatever role adds so much; this movie is a star higher than the average just because of him.

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firefly5
Jul 05, 2016

Can't review this because I didn't watch it. Good reviews so maybe I'll watch it some other time.

Tried it again. Boring!

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btelford
May 28, 2016

Terrific movie couldn't even find tim to pop the popcorn. If you're a Clooney fan you'll love it.

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Courier2003
Dec 19, 2018

CORPORATE LAW FIRM FIXER

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bdls206
Apr 02, 2011

Michael Clayton: You are the senior litigating partner of one of the largest, most respected law firms in the world. You are a legend.
Arthur Edens: I'm an accomplice!
Michael Clayton: You're a manic-depressive!
Arthur Edens: I am Shiva, the god of death.

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bdls206
Apr 02, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 02, 2011

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

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bdls206
Apr 02, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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