Saturday, April 5, 2008

Michael Clayton (2007) R - 4 Stars

Clooney, Pollock and Winton give award winning preformances as they play off each other for control. You'll be entirely thrilled with the ending of the movie. It's true, the truth can be adjusted.

Michael Clayton's (George Clooney) job is the "fixer-upper" for a New York law firm. Having been a District Attorney, Michael knows all the loopholes of law and how to quickly get people off. Arther Edens (Tom Wilkinson) is Michael's mentor and close friend and lately the firm thinks Arthur is loosing it. Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack) the law firms president tells Michael to keep him in check as his behavior lately is questionable.

Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) is a litigator for a major company who is about to settle out in a three billion dollar law case. With so much to gain she becomes greedy and arrogant and will stop at nothing to take down her enemy. Arther is very close at finding the evidence needed to stop the settlement when suddenly he is found dead in his apartment. When Michael tries to figure out what really happened to his friend, he is almost killed too. But in the end Karen's greed costs her big time and justice is served.

Awards include:

2007 - Michael Clayton - American Film Institute - Best Picture
2007 - Michael Clayton - National Board of Review - Best Actor
2007 - Michael Clayton - Kansas City Film Critics Association - Best Supporting Actress

Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Director: Tony Gilroy
Writer: Tony Gilroy
Producers: Jennifer Fox, Steven Samuels, Sydney Pollack
I viewed 4/08

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