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Certificate 15
Cast
George Clooney
Tom Wilkinson
Tilda Swinton
Sydney Pollack
Directors
Tony Gilroy
Screenwriters
Tony Gilroy
Running Time
120 minutes

Michael Clayton
Clooney does Grisham. Sort of


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Michael Clayton

Plot
Arthur Edens (Wilkinson), a lawyer defending an agro-chemical corporation against a class-action suit, is overwhelmed by guilt and cracks up. Michael Clayton (Clooney), his law firm’s ‘fixer’, is sent to sort Arthur out, but the corporation deploy even dirtier tricks to solve the problem.


Verdict
This offers moments of suspense, some pointed scenes and star charisma, but it’s also a touch confused. Heads will be scratched before they roll.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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