Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
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 by America's largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country. After his election as Governor, with the largest margin in the state's history, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the nation's first Jewish President. Then, shockingly, Spitzer's meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

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"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."
‑ Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail
""Client 9" is made with skill and intelligence, but I kept wanting to hear another story; one that I hadn't heard before."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Client-9 ... is a fascinating, if occasionally fawning, character study of the man who would be king."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Featuring interviews with the man himself, his enemies and one of the hookers, this isn't just a fascinating yarn but a, cough, penetrating character study."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Alex Gibney has a knack for telling great stories in a lucid fashion, and this story's a good 'un."
‑ Matt Bochenski, Little White Lies
"As Gibney demonstrates in Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, plenty of politicians remained in office amid similar revelations."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"Informative and thought-provoking..."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Client 9 probably won't make you like Elliot Spitzer, but it will damn sure make you respect him."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"As corporate exposes go, it's best to stick with Inside Job."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"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."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"It's a riveting story of personal hubris and political chicanery."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
"Scary, fascinating stuff."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"A sharp and very American probe into payback that puts forward a strong, if not entirely watertight, case."
‑ Karen Krizanovich, Radio Times
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