Michael Clayton Image
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 270 Ratings

Summary: Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. At the behest of the firm’s co-founder Marty Bach, Clayton, a former prosecutor from a family of cops, takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen’s dirtiest work. Clayton cleans up clients’ messes, handling anything from hit-and-runs and damaging stories in the press to shoplifting wives and crooked politicians. Burned out and discontented in his job, Clayton is inextricably tied to the firm. At the agrochemical company U/North, the career of in-house chief counsel Karen Crowder rests on the settlement of the suit that Kenner, Bach & Ledeen is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. When the firms top litigator, the brilliant Arthur Edens, has an apparent breakdown and tries to sabotage the entire case, Marty Back sends Michael Clayton to tackle this unprecedented disaster and in doing so, Clayton comes face to face with the reality of what he has become. (Warner Bros.)
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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