Up for auction is a Warner Bros Michael Clayton Widescreen Edition DVD… only watched once, this dvd comes from my personal collection, I buy all of my movies brand new and factory sealed, either online or at a retail store…this is not a previously viewed movie house or yard sale purchase. This movie is in excellent used condition, like new, there are no scratches or marks on the dvd at all.
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Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is what is known in the legal world as a "fixer," or in the character's own pejorative version, a "janitor" who cleans up legal messes for VIPs and corporations on behalf of a prestigious New York City law firm. A former litigator, Clayton has found a niche that capitalizes on his legal acumen and shrewd people skills, and yet, after 13 years on the job, finds himself increasingly disgusted with his clientele. The film covers four pivotal days of his life, in which a midlife crisis and a crisis of conscience neatly converge when he is called in to "fix" a situation unfolding in one of his firm's hottest cases. Brilliant lawyer Arthur Edens (another powerhouse performance by Tom Wilkinson), representing a huge agro-chemical corporation being hit by a class action suit, has a bipolar breakdown, compounded by guilt over his defense of a company that is probably in the wrong, but is wealthy enough to buy its innocence either way. The company's CEO (Tilda Swinton) will stop at nothing to keep Edens from sinking the case. Clayton must decide how much of Edens's mad rebellion against the company is sheer mental illness, how much is true, and how much it will cost him to do the right thing. Clooney delivers a rich performance as a hangdog and haunted man who wants to stay on the side of good, but is a little too skilled at moral margin-walking to make that an easy choice in every situation. Swinton glows as a secretly frail Amazon who somehow won't let a tortured conscience prevent her from getting ahead. The final third of the film is as suspenseful as any courtroom drama, without ever resorting to legal-thriller cliches.
Producer: Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent, Steve Samuels, Sydney Pollack
Cast: George Clooney, Sydney Pollack, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] zesty, brainy chaser....A thought-provoking exposé that could land Clooney an Oscar..."
Total Film - Matt Mueller (10/01/2007)
"Clooney can suggest depths of weary self-loathing...and his eventual hard-won redemption accordingly carries more emotional weight....Gilroy draws vivid performances from his cast..."
Sight and Sound - Philip Kemp (10/01/2007)
4 stars out of 4 -- "A deftly written, tautly suspenseful and intellectually demanding morality tale, it stays a step ahead of the audience and features multidimensional characters played by actors at the top of their games."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (10/05/2007)
"Dark in color, mood and outraged worldview, MICHAEL CLAYTON is a film that speaks to the way we live now....[The film is] adult, sincere, intelligent, absorbing..."
New York Times - Manohla Dargis (10/05/2007)
"[A] terrifically engrossing, tethered-to-the-real-world drama....It's better than good; it's such a crackling and mature and accomplished movie that it just about restores your faith."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (10/12/2007)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he film is a triumph for George Clooney, who is at the top of his dramatic form in the title role..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (10/18/2007)
"[A] smart and suspenseful legal thriller that comes completely alive on-screen."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (10/05/2007)
"[A] solid, well-crafted, beautifully written and acted thriller....The execution is splendid and the dramatic payoff is considerable..."
Film Comment - Ken Jones (01/01/2008)
4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Tom Wilkinson as a hot-shot lawyer in spectacular meltdown. Tilda Swinton is also memorable as a conniving suit....A very grown-up thriller."
Uncut - Jonathan Romney (03/01/2008)
2007 Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton
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