Michael Clayton Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
October 18, 2008
[A] smoldering corporate thriller.
February 22, 2008
Clooney's glamorous intelligence is deepened by his constant hints that slickness, like corporate integrity, is just an act.
October 26, 2007
The film doesn't disappoint. It's an enveloping thriller with a cool intelligence, the kind of film Redford or Newman would have jumped at 15 or 20 years ago.
October 13, 2007
Confident in the story's power and the moviegoers' intelligence, Gilroy uses only one explosion to own our rapt attention.
October 11, 2007
This doesn't begin to deserve the Oscar nominations it's likely to get, but I had a good time with it nonetheless.
October 11, 2007
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.
October 11, 2007
Stop printing the ballots. Don't waste money on those "for your consideration" Oscar ads. There is but one contender for best supporting actor this year, and it is Tom Wilkinson in Michael Clayton.
October 9, 2007
Full of plausible characters who are capable of surprising - and surpassing - your expectations.
October 8, 2007
One of my favorite movies of the year.
October 5, 2007
This is unequivocally a thriller for adults
October 5, 2007
While the plot is complex in the telling, it unfolds onscreen with propulsive fascination.
October 5, 2007
This is Gilroy's first film as director; I can't wait to see what he's got next.
October 5, 2007
The ultimate showcase for the defining male lead of our time.
October 5, 2007
In an accomplished directorial debut, Gilroy gives the film a shadowy, autumnal hue and combines image and sound in sometimes surprising and ingenious ways.
October 5, 2007
It's about issues of personal responsibility and moral duty.
October 5, 2007
There are more than ample rewards for discerning adults: Some of the best dialogue in a recent movie and a gallery of unforgettable performances.
October 5, 2007
Every performance in this film is spot-on.
October 5, 2007
The movie's plot may be familiar, but its hero is a unique and memorable creation.
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