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This was a very bad film. I couldn't understand any of the plot or the storyline. This was another one of these films that I couldn't understand anything, and it was very confusing, and I still didn't understand it when I was done watching the film. I thought there was going to be very little action in this film, but there was no action at all, it was all talking, and it was very boring. If I were you I would skip this film, and give it a grade of a D.
Michael Clayton is on of the best films of 2007. Clooney, Swinton, and Wilkenson all give supurb performances and proved Clooney was not a camera-hogging pretty boy that some say he is...He can act! The directing was strong, as well as the writing and musical score. I really enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. Overall, I highly recommend this film for anybody who enjoys a good ol' legal drama.
great suspense, great acting, great story
this movie was a good movie. it was my kind of movie.
How else can I put it, I loved Michael Clayton. The most obvious reason that really stuck out to me that was very well done was Oscar-nominee Tony Gilroy’s directing, for a first-timer it was amazing. The way he blended the music was flawless, especially seen in the first five minutes. Tony even did an awesome job with one of my pet peeves about movies, voice-overs. Some are done very crappy and I hate, I wasn’t even a fan of the Jim Carrey voice-over in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. A different case with this movie, I really liked it, especially in the first voice-over, it showed you images that I felt meant nothing, but it was appealing to me and made total sense to put them there for a reason I’m still not quite sure.
Oscar-winner George Clooney proved that he isn’t just another pretty face and does really well, but was almost outshined by his co-stars Tom Wilkinson and Tilda Swinton. Tom Wilkinson’s performance as Arthur Edens a lawyer who had a major breakdown was both memorizing and memorable, it left me breathless. Tilda Swinton’s somewhat overrated performance was also great; I’m not saying it warranted an Oscar, but it was good enough to get a nominated.
I also liked the cinematography from Oscar winner Robert Elswit .His imagery of the office and some beautiful landscapes are truly stunning. I’m glad he got the Oscar, even if it wasn’t for this movie. He truly deserved it.
The final thing I loved was the musical score by James Newton Howard. It took hold of my pulse and pulled me in from start to finish. Yet it was still beaten out by an overused typewriter effect.
I didn't really like the ending of this movie either. I know some will disagree with me but I felt it was played for laughs. I wasn't sympathetic to Tilda Swinton's character.
Rating: A great thriller, my favorite of 2007
Great movie and great performances. Though I must say that the roles weren't that hard to play. It is a great movie and George Clooney once again gives a hell of a performance.
This was, of course, another one of George Clooney's, how you say "inteligent" films. I didn't really want to see this film at first, but when I had heard that it was re-released in theaters, I HAD to see it. Honestly, I was more than impressed, and this is not just because I am a fan of George Clooney's acting. Although the story might be hard to pick up for some, it moved moderatly fast. The character Clooney portrayed, I grew to have mixed emotions for. Almost a demented coming of age story with mixed paths. I can't wait to see this movie again and catch parts that I haven't quite filled in the plot holes for. That is why I rate this movie, a Buy.
Great performances by Wilkinson, Swinton, Clooney and Pollack. Great story and well written.
Two 80-something film veterans called Reel Geezers, review TonyGilroy's Michael Clayton on You TubeIt is an unexpected and insightful converstaion.Check it outhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B44_XXBlcs4
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