Tuesday, October 23, 2007
MUST-SEE: Michael Clayton is a fabulous script of twists and turns, taking us on a roller coaster ride of entertaining suspense through law firm drama and the new found scandal of a dirt specialist, the fictional, 'U-North.' With unmatched performances by Tilda Swinton, George Clooney and Tom Wilkinson Michael Clayton promises a story you cannot guess the ending to, and one you'll be entrapped in from start to finish. The plot is clearly driven, yet complex enough to keep you synopsis-hopping. The relationships are genuine and tragic, but appropriately playing supportive roles to the main course of action. It is a perfect dramatic suspense story played out in realistic time and without distraction. Not once did I check my watch or catch myself yawning. It moved at a comfortable pace, encouraging me onto the edge of my seat by the end. Props to Clooney's performance and Swinton's counter. This film is the best I've seen in awhile and recommendable to a wider variety of audiences than most. Disclaimer: Don't come to see this film expecting a love story or a family-ties saga to carry your attention. Take it for what it is, a striking story of scandal, with only the people directly involved worth your worry.