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HD-MICHAEL CLAYTON (COMBO)

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a thriller for adults

    Posted
    CrimsonKing42

    Michael Clayton is tired of his life. He's a "fixer" for a major law firm, meaning that he must deal in deviousness and the problems of rich businesses, and this job has drained him both emotionally and physically and has cost him his marriage and his relationship with his son. Arthur Edens, a friend of Michael's, is the top defense attorney of a fertilizer corporation called U-North in a lawsuit involving health issues that were caused by their products, and during the negotiation process Edens has a breakdown, causing him to strip down and chase a plaintiff through a parking lot. Michael is brought in to repair the disastrous process, but in dealing with Arthur and the information about the lawsuit Michael discovers information that leads him to question his purpose, and his investigation of the matter puts his life in danger. This film is much like a John Grisham novel, both in its dealings with legal issues and its realistic dangers and twists. Tony Gilroy (who co-wrote the Bourne trilogy)makes his directorial debut with this film, and his calm and thoughtful pacing is admirable. This is a very mature thriller, one that is undeniably geared toward adults. This is not a slam-bang film. There are no carchases or gunfights (or really guns at all, for that matter), and because of that fact, the acting, which is fantastic, bears the major weight of the film. George Clooney perfectly expresses the exhaustion of his character and Tilda Swinton, in her Oscar-winning role creates a corporate employee who must control a disaster by any means necessary. Tom Wilkinson, however, is the real reason to see the film. His tormented guilt and madness, which slowly converts itself into a conscience-driven reversal of purpose truly moved me, and although all of the other principal actors were FANTASTIC, Wilkinson truly stuck out of the rest. I highly recommend this film. It is smart and intricate, and in the current film market, it is entirely unique.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I don't understand the horses

    Posted
    Whyse

    I thought Michael Clayton was going to be a gamble. I didn't think I would like it, but I got it and I did. This is actually a really good movie. The movie starts from the end, jumps back to the beginning and proceeds back to the end. The one thing I don't get is the horses. You'll see what I mean when you see them. Michael Clayton is a clean up lawyer, or as he calls it a janitor. He has a lot of troubles to deal with as well as a huge conspiracy to try and cover up for his law firm. Events unravel which make some very entertaining watching. This movie is about 2 hours long, but it does go by rather quickly due to being very enthralled by the story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

    Posted
    moviefan23

    i thought this movie was a really cool moive. clooney is awesome! a couple legal terms used may go over your head but its pretty easy to understand what they are talking about. great ending, it was very exciting with little action (which is hard to do). the part with the horses is from that book his son was talking about. he see's a picture of horses on a hill in the book then see's it in real life as well. overall i thought it was a really great movie and i catch something new everytime i watch it. you should deffently get this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    anddad66
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    You need to watch this one closely, maybe even twice. Michael Clayton is his law firm's "janitor"- he handles all the messy situations. He is also in his mid-forties with a failed marriage, a failed business and not a lot of security. A member of his firm is handling a really big case involving liability of a fertilizer that causes health problems which were known about and covered up. The lawyer goes off his meds, goes manic, and this sets Michael off to clean up a really big mess.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good rental

    Posted
    ledhead

    This movie is not nearly as good as most critics made it out to be (Richard Roeper [of Ebert & Roeper]declared it was the best movie of the year!). Clooney is great, he always is when he does serious drama. Sydney Pollack and Tilda Swinton are terrific. The weakest part of this movie is the script, but overall this is a great movie to watch as you spoon with your honey-bunny on the couch. Rent this one, don't buy!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie!

    Posted
    Plumpeach

    I had heard about this movie around Oscar time and decided to try it. I was very impressed with the acting and plot. George Clooney did a nice job in a role that is a little unusual for him. Tilda Swinton was also excellent in her award winning role. Some may call the movie slow, but I really like how it came together at the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A movie that makes you think...

    Posted
    Kaptainkosh

    This is one of those movies you have trouble reflecting on after you've seen it. I really enjoyed this movie the two times Ive watched it and things became clearer the second run through. This movie is definitely worth buying or I might even recommend renting this and then buying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting movie

    Posted
    HDKING

    Nominated for Best Picture... I'm not so sure about that but it is a good movie. Clooney plays a lawyer/janitor(you'll understand after watching) who becomes disillusioned with his job. Without giving away too much plot, it is definately worth picking up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Confusing, but intense

    Posted
    guitargirl

    This movie was much more exciting than I expected it to be. Although some of the legal jargon went over my head, the fact that I was engrossed in something that I know very little about was a testament to this great film. Excellent performances all around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I thought the movie was done very well.

    Posted
    PIGSOOIEE
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    The movie was very enjoyable. George Clooney fits the role of "fixer" very well. The cinematography was excellent and the overall acting was great. The movie isn't a popcorn movie, it's just an entertaining adult movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not for everybody

    Posted
    JKoz

    This is an interesting movie that may confuse some people. I have never seen another movie like this. There is not much excitement in this film, but the suspense could keep some on the edge of their seat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great in its own way

    Posted
    RJ3YO
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    Michael Clayton is such a unique and different movie, it is definitely one of my favorites. If you want something new and are tired of the same Hollywood clichés this movie will not disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    DDE1290
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    This is one of my favorite movies especially on Blu Ray. Best scene in this movie is between George Clooney & Tilda Swinton. Priceless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Michael Clayton

    Posted
    Blakerevo

    Clooney is like John Wayne; he does himself in every movie. I thought the story was interesting but maybe a little dull and the storyline was maybe a little bit overly ambitious.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The evils of corporate America

    Posted
    jangofett01
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    Great acting and good story about the evils of corporate America. Big knock on the sound and picture quality. Picture is bad for blu-ray and only lossy sound provided.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    long and boring

    Posted
    joejoem3

    this movie is long and drawn out and is a little to precdictable for me seems like its already been done the only good the is that george clooney is in the movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

    Posted
    Jason
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    A very entertaining movie. Keeps you at the edge of your seat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of serious George Clooney

    Posted
    JohnMack
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    This is George Clooney's best effort at a serious movie. Skip "The American" and go for Michael Clayton instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    blu ray dvd is great.

    Posted
    norman64

    this is a good suspense movie a must see. this movie looks great on blu-ray dvd the picture look 100% better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good movie

    Posted
    lonewolf
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    George Clooney gives another good performance. If your a fan you should add this to your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend