Michael Clayton


(out of 5)

George Clooney gives a masterful performance as a dirt-busting lawyer who is asked to reign in a top member of his firm’s legal council () who has been embarrassing the organization. While working on defending a multibillion dollar agricultural corporation from an ecological scandal, Wilkinson has been overwhelmed by his clinical depression and emotionally has switched sides in his sympathies. Clooney’s efforts to keep his friend under control complicate his own personal conflicts, including a mountainous pile of debts and an estranged relationship with his son, and lead him to discover information that could endanger his life. Marvelous pacing and exceptional writing make for a film that, while familiar in theme, is never less than thrilling.   co-stars, brilliantly, as the head of the corporation on trial, and  stars as Clooney’s big boss.

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USA, 2007

Directed by 

Screenplay by Tony Gilroy

Cinematography by 

Produced by , , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 2007

American Film Institute 2007.  

Golden Globe Awards 2007

National Board of Review Awards 2007.  

National Society of Film Critics Awards 2007.  

Online Film Critics Awards 2007.  

Toronto International Film Festival 2007

Washington Film Critics Awards 2007.

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