Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Nicknamed "The Sheriff of Wall Street," when he was NY's Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 25, 2011
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

Gibney doesn't have anything more than tantalizing clues and a huge amount of circumstantial evidence, but he doesn't need much more than that to indict Wall Street itself.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Client 9" is made with skill and intelligence, but I kept wanting to hear another story; one that I hadn't heard before.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Client-9 ... is a fascinating, if occasionally fawning, character study of the man who would be king.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

As Gibney demonstrates in Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, plenty of politicians remained in office amid similar revelations.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

You want tears? You want convulsive sobs, weepy remorse, pleadings for forgiveness? Well, look elsewhere, because Eliot Spitzer isn't going to give them to you.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Informative and thought-provoking...

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

It's the coolness of Gibney's account of the possibly systematic sabotaging of Spitzer's career, perpetrated by a strangely camera-friendly cast of enemies-cum-conspirators, that makes it such transfixing viewing.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

It leaves the unmistakable impression that there's more to this iteration of a story that, animated by hubris, lust, self-deception and love of power, is sure to play out again.

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Philip French
Guardian

It's a riveting story of personal hubris and political chicanery.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Nate Zoebl
Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker behind Enron and Taxi to the Dark Side, rolls out his third 2010 entry in what must have been a rather… More
Walter M.
For those of you who might have forgotten or do not live in New York, Eliot Spitzer was the governor of New York who was forced to resign after a year in… More
Reid Volk
Alex Gibney's foray into the mind of Eliot Spitzer makes for an excellent and thought provoking film. Spitzer is candid in his interview and Gibney really… More
John Ballantine
An awesome bio of a past and potentially future political star who convinced himself that two distinct lives he was leading would never meet. Forget the enemies… More
Ken Stachnik
Fascinating documentary from the guy who made Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Taxi to the Dark Side.
Alec Barniskis
If your surprised that politics, sex, greed, and corruption go hand in hand, or that the New York Post is a joke than you're either a hermit or a child.… More