Michael Clayton Reviews

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November 21, 2019
The deeper you get into "Clayton," the more it becomes apparent that this is a masterful character study of how people react when pushed to the brink.
June 6, 2019
A deliberately paced, endlessly riveting, highly suspenseful work that captivates and thrills with an assured hand.
August 23, 2018
The storytelling is so good I simply got caught up, and, as for George, he is seriously, seriously good... Here, his performance is passionate, subtle and right on the money.
December 16, 2017
[Tony] Gilroy directs with a cool hand and an underplayed sense of drama, letting the words and the performances carry the film.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
April 8, 2011
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.
July 7, 2010
Michael Clayton is a chilling, intense conspiracy thriller, filled with intriguing characters and great performances.
February 2, 2009
Clooney's latest venture into panache is thriller style in Michael Clayton.
October 18, 2008
If I had to sum this movie up with one word, it would be tense.
October 18, 2008
[A] smoldering corporate thriller.
May 1, 2008
Michael Clayton definitely has its heart in the '70s.
March 3, 2008
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.
March 1, 2008
The cast is outstanding, with Clooney giving the strongest performance of his career, which says a lot since he already has an Oscar
February 22, 2008
A serviceable drama/thriller that starts a little slow, but ultimately gets into a nice rhythm.
February 22, 2008
Clooney's glamorous intelligence is deepened by his constant hints that slickness, like corporate integrity, is just an act.
February 20, 2008
A straight-ahead suspense melodrama, complete with villain and a climax with satisfyingly clean lines. But Gilroy constantly elevates the material with surprise gifts. [Blu-Ray review]
February 5, 2008
Each new viewing brings something fresh and insightful with it.
January 30, 2008
a thriller of the most sophisticated type, playing the macrocosm of Clayton's professional problems against the microcosm of the soul he thought he had conveniently compartmentalized
January 25, 2008
Michael Clayton, The Re-Release: Suits in deadly combat may not sound like the ideal setup for an action thriller, especially if the labels are of the pricey designer variety. But hey, this is George Clooney, who isn't half bad no matter what he's wearing
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