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Review: Michael Clayton
By : Craig Brown
Rating : Average Rating : 9.67 From 3 Voter(s)
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Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is a corporate fixer - or, as he puts it, a "janitor". When corporate mistakes happen (such as a valued client involved in a hit and run), Clayton is the man that the law firm Kenner, Bach & Ledeen call on from within to clean up. Disillusioned with his work and the direction of his life, Clayton is a scruffy (as only Clooney can play scruffy), middle aged lawyer whose talents in the courtroom have been exchanged so he can fill a corporate "niche". Despite feeling that his talents are being wasted, he feels trapped by circumstances. His firm may be merging (leaving him vulnerable as a "fixer" is not a well publicised role), his debts are mounting, and he has a sense of panic as he realises that after almost 20 years of working, he has "no equity" in anything.

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