Michael Clayton

The truth is what he makes it.


Michael Clayton
Our hero, Michael Clayton, is a 'fixer' at a top law firm. It's his job to fix legal messes, whatever it takes. A fellow fixer, pained by his conscience, throws a wobbly in court during an important case, and Michael is roped in to sort out the situation. Michael has some issues of his own though, including a large debt that he has to pay off, and a gambling problem. Complicating matters more is the female corporate lawyer from the client, who is determined to nail his friend. The film is one of this year's top Oscar contenders.

118 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

Showtimes

This is my
This is my 'come to court' look.

Credits

Cast
George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Michael O'Keefe, Ken Howard
Director
Tony Gilroy
ScreenplayTony Gilroy
MusicJames Newton Howard
CinematographyRobert Elswit
EditingJohn Gilroy
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced bySamuels Media, Castle Rock Entertainment, Mirage Enterprises, Section Eight

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, thriller
LanguageMedium to high frequency, strong
NudityLow to none
SexNone
ViolenceOccasional but intense
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsInfrequent 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.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo
15
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
10
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
15
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
18
The Citizen
Natalie Bosman
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
24.com
Megan Kakora quote iconMichael Clayton will satisfy the thirst of the serious moviegoer looking for something more substantial.
10
BBC
Laura Bushell quote iconA thriller for grown-ups, which oozes class yet in itself feels coldly corporate.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconI'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.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThis 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.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconMichael Clayton builds to a fitting conclusion and doesn't need surprise twists or cheap theatrics to get to that point.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconDeliberate, demanding and character-driven, Michael Clayton flies in the face of what sells at the multiplex. I couldn't have liked it more.
18
ScreenIt
quote iconA sound piece of cinematic storytelling.
14
Metacritic.com
36 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
175 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA thriller invaluably abetted by its sharp script and faultless cast.
18

What the People say

Internet
15741 Netizens quote iconA satisfying flick, but you have to pay attention.
15

Average .. 74%

15




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