Michael Clayton Image
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 262 Ratings

Summary: Michael Clayton, a high-priced-law-firm's fixer, leaves a late-night poker game, gets a call to drive to Westchester, and watches his car blow up as he's taking an impromptu dawn walk through a field. Flash back four days. He owes a loan shark to cover his brother's debts (Michael's own gambling habits have left him virtually broke). His law firm is negotiating a high-stakes merger, and his firm's six-year defense of a conglomerate's pesticide use is at risk when one of the firm's top litigators goes off his meds and puts the case in jeopardy. While Michael is trying to fix things, someone decides to kill him. Who? Meanwhile, his son summarizes the plot of a dark fantasy novel.
Runtime: 119 min
Rating: Rated R for language including some sexual dialogue.
Production: Castle Rock Entertainment
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 19, 2008
Director Credit
Tony Gilroy Director
Writer Credit
Tony Gilroy Written By
Principal Cast Credit
George Clooney Michael Clayton
Tilda Swinton Karen Crowder
Tom Wilkinson Arthur Edens
Cast Credit
Alberto Vazquez Player #1
Austin Williams Henry Clayton
Brian Koppelman Player #2
Danielle Skraastad Bridget Klein
Denis O'Hare Mr. Greer
Frank Wood Gerald
Jennifer Van Dyck Ivy
Julie White Mrs. Greer
Michael O'Keefe Barry Grissom
Sydney Pollack Marty Bach
Thomas McCarthy Walter
Wai Chan Chinese Dealer
Producer Credit
Anthony Minghella Executive Producer
Christopher Goode Co-Producer
George Clooney Executive Producer
James A. Holt Executive Producer
Jennifer Fox Producer
Kerry Orent Producer
Steve Samuels Producer
Steven Soderbergh Executive Producer
Sydney Pollack Producer
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