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Michael Clayton
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Directed By
Tony Gilroy

Written By:
Tony Gilroy

Cast:
George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Michael O'Keefe, Ken Howard, Denis O'Hare, Robert Prescott, Merritt Wever, David Lansbury, Bill Raymond, David Zayas, Skipp Sudduth, Angelo Bonsignore, Brian Coleman, Peggy Friend, Pamela Gray, Amy Hargreaves, Neal Huff, Brian Koppelman, Doug McGrath, Chris McMullin, Stewart Summers, Julie White, Schuster Vance, Steven Weisz, Kevin Cannon, Jack Fitz, Emelie Jeffries, Sarah Nichols, Richard Hecht, Brad Lee Wind, Maggie Siff, Austin Williams, Clem Cheung, Katherine Waterston, Village, Rachel Black, Pun Bandhu, Remy Auberjonois, Christopher Mann, Terry Serpico, Sean Cullen, Alberto Vazquez, Susan McBrien, Lisamarie Costabile, Heidi Armbruster, Hiram Chan, Gregory Dann, Matthew Detmer, Susan Egbert, Sam Gilroy, Timothy Joliat, Paul Oquist, Jason Strong, Kimmy Suzuki, Cathy Diane Tomlin, Lisamarie Costabile


 
Michael Clayton (2007)
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Movie Review by Johnna
February 27th, 2008

A Winner in My Book

Favorite Movie Quote: ""He misspoke"; "Do I look like I am negotiating?""

Although Daniel Day Lewis can holler with gusto, I really believe George gave an Oscar-worthy performance of an almost resentful lawyer that happens to be fantastic at his job, being a "janitor". As you watch George, aka Michael Clayton, you watch the lack of patience for stupidity in his jaw, the longing for his son in his eyes, and the frustration with his situation brought upon him by his brother, in his stance.
This is a grown-up drama relying only on the quiet of the setting, the draw of the monologues, and the banter. Something my husband would never sit through for the lack of action and blood. This movie subtlety collects your interest until you cannot even pause it for a phone call...you must watch it till the very end. My only one question...Tilda? Really? Except for maybe the over drenched armpit, not at all my guess for an Academy Award.

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