Monday, March 21, 2016

Michael Clayton (2007)



Academy Awards, USA 2008

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Tilda Swinton
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Sydney Pollack
Jennifer Fox
Kerry Orent
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
George Clooney
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Wilkinson
Best Achievement in Directing
Tony Gilroy
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Tony Gilroy
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
James Newton Howard

Warner Bros.
Directed by Tony Gilroy
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
(Blu-ray, Warner Bros.)

George Clooney plays a lawyer who specializes in helping high profile clients get out of embarrassing situations. When he is sent to bail out a friend and fellow lawyer, he becomes involved in a class action suit that could take down his firm and send their wealthiest clients to jail. The desperate company hires killers to take care of the troublesome lawyer and targets him when he gets too close to the truth. Clooney is well cast as the calm in the midst of a growing storm, outwitting not only those trying to kill him, but the power brokers who control them. Tom Wilkinson and Tilda Swinton have showy supporting roles.

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