Michael Clayton
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Michael Clayton (George Clooney) handles all of the dirty work for a major New York law firm, arranging top-flight legal services and skirting through loopholes for ethically questionable clients. But when a fellow "fixer" decides to turn on the very firm they were hired to clean up for, Clayton finds himself at the center of a conspiratorial maelstrom. Once an ambitious D.A., Clayton is now a shell of his former dynamic self, thanks to a divorce, an unfortunate business venture, and astronomical debt. Though he longs to leave the cutthroat, ethically dubious world of corporate law… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] smoldering corporate thriller."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR.org
"A throwback to trim, intelligent moral thrillers like The Verdict and Absence of Malice."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"There's a lot of skill involved in Michael Clayton and an understated, ambiguous hero that's becoming rare in modern film. Even if under its subtle surface there isn't really much there, the surface is good enough to make it worthwhile."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Clooney's latest venture into panache is thriller style in Michael Clayton."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"Michael Clayton definitely has its heart in the '70s."
‑ Alonso Duralde, MSNBC
"By now, George Clooney is so smooth, he could be a brand name like Gillette or Ex-Lax."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"This doesn't begin to deserve the Oscar nominations it's likely to get, but I had a good time with it nonetheless."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Michael Clayton is a chilling, intense conspiracy thriller, filled with intriguing characters and great performances."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"If I had to sum this movie up with one word, it would be tense."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Malo je gledatelja koji od prve ne%u0107e shvatiti tko su u filmu pozitivci a tko negativci."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Index.hr
"Confident in the story's power and the moviegoers' intelligence, Gilroy uses only one explosion to own our rapt attention."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Smart and exciting, Michael Clayton takes the audience on a ride whose pleasures almost sneak up on you and are all the more satisfying because of it."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Equates serious inquiry with inert filmmaking"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Grisham for exceptionally bleeding hearts"
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"A killer voice-over by Tom Wilkinson sets the tone for this dramatic thriller, and you're willing to go on the journey even if you don't understand it all the time."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
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