141. Michael Clayton (2007)

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5.5 Dull
  • Acting 5.8
  • Directing 5.8
  • Story 5.0
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Starring: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson

Director: Tony Gilroy

Running Time: 119 mins


Michael Clayton is an American film about a man who is brought in by a law firm to sort out the situation in which a superior lawyer has a mental breakdown during a meeting with a company that he knows is guilty itself in a high-profile law suit.

Apparently, this was meant to be thrilling. No. Firstly, the name “Michael Clayton” does not strike me with intrigue, he just sounds like an accountant. Secondly, the film’s story was not actually very interesting in my opinion, so it lost my attention heavily throughout.

One of my main problems with this film is that it seemed to fall away very quickly from the initial story that was being set up, and it became some sort of spy/cop thriller, even though there were no spies or cops involved.

The film was not that intriguing to me, and although I may not really get all of the complex goings-on of life in the world of law, it still didn’t manage to grab me from the start, and for that, I’ll give this a 5.5.

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