Michael Clayton

GEORGE Clooney may not be given an Oscar this year – he is nominated – but he certainly gives a performance which deserves recognition. In this legal thriller he plays Michael Clayton, a lawyer who in the trade is known as a fixer . The story revolves a

GEORGE Clooney may not be given an Oscar this year - he is nominated - but he certainly gives a performance which deserves recognition.

In this legal thriller he plays Michael Clayton, a lawyer who in the trade is known as a "fixer".

The story revolves around four days in his life and that of Tom Wilkinson, brilliantly playing a lawyer representing a large agro-chemical ­company, who has a crisis of conscience.

To this, too, is added a piece of acting from Tilda Swinton which quite rightly earned her a Bafta award at the weekend.


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Director Tony Gilroy, who was responsible for adapting the Bourne movies, has created a worthwhile thriller that avoids the usual courtroom cliches.

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