Michael Clayton Movie Reviews
User reviews on Michael Clayton
My choice as this years top movie
entertai nment for three resons:
1- George Clooney, 2- Tilda Swinson
and 3- An excelent story line. This
is true cinema entertainment. Tony
Gilroy's script is outstanding.
I Loved it. I loved that Michael caught a whiff of himself and took that long overdue bath. It was believable and well acted. I loved that it showed how hard it is for us to see things unless they land on our front yard.
An engaging and intelligent thriller. About a "fixer" for a powerful law firm (George Clooney) who jumps into action when a colleague's (Tom Wilkinson) bizarre behavior jeopardizes the law firm. Great look at a world where questionable behavior leads to large financial rewards and it's easier to be complacent rather than to stand up for what's right. Clooney gives one of his best performances as a complex person whose morality is not so easily defined. Terrific acting by Wilkinson and Tilda Swinton as the firm's determined lawyer who will stop at nothing to defend a billion dollar lawsuit against the firms' cooperate client.
The director, Tony Gilroy chose to frame the story as a flashback which is one of the things that can make the story hard to understand at times but eventually it all becomes clear. This is a movie with intelligence and demands no less of it's viewers.