Sunday, March 2, 2008

Movie Review: Michael Clayton (2007)

Starring: George Clooney, TomWilkinson, Tilda Swinton

Director: Tony Gilroy
Genre: Thriller
Rated: R

Tom Wilkinson plays Arthur the off-his-medication lawyer who wakes up to the realization of his job and makes a mess of things. George Clooney plays the title character, who is the guy who cleans up messes like these, but there are others who have other ideas.

The film has Clooney at his best when he's trying to talk down Wilkinson's character from the planet that he is currently residing. Wilkinson and Clooney are great together on-screen.

This film is nominated for seven Oscars including one for Best Picture. Both Wilkinson & Clooney were nominated for an Oscar, but it was Tilda Swinton who won. She plays the 'bad' lawyer who wants to rid the world of Arthur and Michael. I really can't believe that she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She doesn't seem to be in the film long enough, but oh well. That's the Academy for you. Good thriller with most performances worth the Oscar buzz.

For any fan of George Clooney. I would recommend to any adult.

"I am Shiva, the god of death."

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