Michael Clayton details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Michael O'Keefe, Ken Howard, Denis O'Hare, Robert Prescott, Austin Williams|
|Genres:||Drama - Biography, Historical, Crime, Thriller - General|
|Collections:||Anthony Minghella Collection, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 59 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Feb 2008|
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Michael ClaytonBy a customer from Basildon , 19 Feb 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Slow, boring and very long....
I have given this film 1 star just because it has George Clooney in it, otherwise it wouldnt have got any!
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Filling but undernourishingBy theorganicdomino (24 reviews) , 13 May 2013Well made, efficiently directed, solid performances, some tension but just a little bit dull in parts really. Theres a certain monotony to the pace and style of the film and considering the plaudits Clooney was given for his performance I was surprised at how one note his characterisation was, not bad, but not really a stretch for an actor. Not a film to write off, just not particularly remarkable in any way.
Great FilmBy a customer , 11 May 2013Great Film. Love George Clooney and he was at his best. Intense, fraught, intelligent thriller. Quite long but very engrossing trying to work our what is happening. Loved the ending
Good dramaBy Bobsview (549 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 04 Apr 2013George Clooney maverick lawyer persuing evil corporate polluting company and avenging assassination of whistle blowing friend, Complicated and hard to follow.
In the top 5 best filmsBy Valybobs (11 reviews) , 17 Feb 2013Intense, suspenseful and understated. Emotional, though-provoking and well-acted. Anyone wanting to watch a fairly unique take on the corporate sleaze world will likely enjoy this.
Complicated but rewardingBy Fangg (28 reviews) from Newtonmore , 13 Jan 2013Kudos are due to this film, mainly because in the first twenty minutes i had no idea what the film was about, who was talking, what the plot was doing, and was bordering on giving up because i 'wasn't getting it'. Then come two hours later i found i had stared at the screen utterly engrossed. The narrative structure and the performances seemed to pull all the threads into the one place come the gripping finale, and leave one satisfied that a decent, welcome ending had been reached.
The main reason for all of this has to be George Clooney; i hate to admit that. Yes, he may be playing the same character he always plays, but wheres the problem with that? Unlike (for example, vince vaughan, who also always plays the same character, but which character is almost unwatchable), George is so good at who he does that he could drive the whole film with no problems. Its only a bonus that he has the fantastic Tom Wilkinson and the odd - looking but undeniably good Tilda Swinton as support. Plus a rather neat little appearance from TV's Dexter's Angelo Bautista for us TV geeks to smile about.