The truth is what he makes it.
George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Michael O'Keefe, Ken Howard
|Music||James Newton Howard|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Samuels Media, Castle Rock Entertainment, Mirage Enterprises, Section Eight|
|Language||Medium to high frequency, strong|
|Nudity||Low to none|
|Violence||Occasional but intense|
|Comments||Infrequent use of profanities like ''for Chrissakes'', ''Jesue'', etc may offend Christian viewers and possibly be seen as blasphemous.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Nils van der Linden
Megan Kakora Michael Clayton will satisfy the thirst of the serious moviegoer looking for something more substantial.
Laura Bushell A thriller for grown-ups, which oozes class yet in itself feels coldly corporate.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert I've seen it twice, and the second time, knowing everything that would happen, I found it just as fascinating because of how well it was all shown happening. It's not about the destination but the journey.
Jason Anderson This sleek corporate thriller overcomes some murky plotting and sluggish pacing thanks to two great performances by Clooney and Swinton and a completely bonkers one by Tom Wilkinson.
James Berardinelli Michael Clayton builds to a fitting conclusion and doesn't need surprise twists or cheap theatrics to get to that point.
Peter Travers Deliberate, demanding and character-driven, Michael Clayton flies in the face of what sells at the multiplex. I couldn't have liked it more.
A sound piece of cinematic storytelling.
Tomatometer A thriller invaluably abetted by its sharp script and faultless cast.
What the People say
15741 Netizens A satisfying flick, but you have to pay attention.
Average .. 74%