Michael Clayton

Lists: Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009, Drama, Mystery

Brief Synopsis: "A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit."

Overall Ranking: 1393 (Rank from 2007: # 34)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 12.5%
Stale 12.5%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Bryan Lienesch91 - When you draw up a big-business thriller and execute it flawlessly, very little proves to be more worth your two hours.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 9
David Baruffi88
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium80(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman80 - Well-made and entertaining but predictable as well.
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews50(full review)
Gorgon Reviews34

People Involved

  • George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
  • Tom Wilkinson (Arthur Edens)
  • Tilda Swinton (Karen Crowder)
  • Sydney Pollack (Marty Bach)
  • Michael OKeefe (Barry Grissom)
  • Robert Prescott (Mr. Verne)
  • Tony Gilroy (Director)