Wednesday, March 5, 2008
George Clooney is cool and ruthless as the title character in what turned out to be a powerhouse of a movie directed by the screenwriter of the Bourne movies. Michael is a fixer for a powerful law firm. He makes problems go away in the realistic sense. From the get go you understand that he is not a miracle worker, but more like a janitor. The law firm is on the verge of a billion dollar settlement, but one of the firm's partners goes nuts during a deposition and possibly jeopardizes everything. One of the people watching it in horror is Karen Crowder, the chief legal executive for the corporation that is being sued. Karen wants this smoking gun put out and put out fast. This bipolar smoking gun is Arthur Edens, trusted friend of Michael Clayton.
The film is a popcorn tale about life, loyalties, greed, and murder. Michael Clayton is a legal thriller that may have some hidden message, but I can care less. What I do care about is that the film is a gem, an excellent exercise in the legal thriller genre. Sorry for the shortness of this post but saying more about this movie will only ruin it for you. If you do see Michael Clayton, please I beg you to watch the entire cab ride sequence at the end of the picture, you will be glad that you did. It is one of the best endings ever and some of the best acting ever. The look on Michael's face really sums up what the film is about. I love it! Michael Clayton gets the ole A+ Enjoy!!! ~Caleb