Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton: **** Very good

michaelclaytonposterMichael Clayton (George Clooney) is an experienced lawyer with a big firm in New York.  Instead of litigating, he fixes messes for his clients and he's good at it.  He calls himself a janitor.  His life is full of personal problems and he is unraveling, and there doesn't appear to be much he can do about it.

There's a big class action law suite.  There is skullduggery.  There are hypocrites, crazy lawyers, rich people, not rich people, people with addictions, killers, and heroes.

It's a great story, well told.  I recommend it on the big screen.  Clooney is wonderful; Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Sydney Pollack - all great.

It's rated R for language and some sexual dialogue, but I sure didn't notice it.  I don't think it should have been rated R.

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