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Michael Clayton
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Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson
Arthur Edens
Michael O Michael O'Keefe
Barry Grissom
Sydney Pollack Sydney Pollack
Marty Bach
Danielle Skraastad Danielle Skraastad
Bridget Klein
Tilda Swinton Tilda Swinton
Karen Crowder
George Clooney George Clooney
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Wai Chan Wai Chan
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Alberto Vazquez Alberto Vazquez
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Great Thriller

11 years, 11 months ago at Mar 19 16:08
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It seems great thrillers are getting scarce these days, so I simply had to check out Michael Clayton. The film has a certain 'Erin Brokovich' feel to it, with the plot based around an agrochemical corporation that is trying its hardest to fight off a massive civil lawsuit where one of its products has poisoned farmland and destroyed families. In comes Michael Clayton. He is a clean-up man for t... read more

Michael Clayton

11 years, 11 months ago at Mar 20 5:55
2 votes
"There's no play here. There's no angle. There's no champagne room. I'm not a miracle worker, I'm a janitor. The math on this is simple. The smaller the mess the easier it is for me to clean up."

Michael Clayton is an appealing, slow at times, but generally satisfying thriller. My words of advise if you plan to see this is not to expect a fast-paced action thriller of any kind, this... read more

A potent legal thriller - far too overlooked!

11 years, 1 month ago at Dec 31 11:19
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"I'm not a miracle worker, I'm a janitor. The math on this is simple. The smaller the mess the easier it is for me to clean up."

Contemporary Hollywood thrillers are distinctly separated into two categories: visceral thrillers (which are dependent on action to generate tension and excitement), and intellectual thrillers (which rely on smart plot twists, dialogue and fascinating char... read more
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Michael Clayton is Mr. Fix-It for his law firm, Kenner, Back and Odeen. A former District Attorney, Clayton uses his contacts in the police and the criminal justice system to bail out the firm's wealthy corporate clients. When one of the firm's senior partners, Arthur Edens, has a nervous breakdown while taking a deposition in a lawsuit against a major agrochemicals company, Clayton is dispatched to bring him home. What Clayton soon learns is Edens not only has doubts about defending the lawsuit but that the company may be acting on its own to ensure a positive outcome.
Release date: 28 September 2007
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