Three years ago, Clooney was nominated for three Oscars and ended up taking home one for his supporting role in “Syriana.”

“(Clooney’s character in “Clayton”) couldn’t be more different, frankly, from glib, self-satisfied Danny Ocean. But Clooney, who apparently was genuinely exhausted when shooting began, handles the transition beautifully and uses a quiet form of charisma to get his story across.”
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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“He does some strong work here, especially when he’s nursing his character’s misery or gently squaring off against the young actor (Austin Williams) who plays his son.”
Manohla Dargis
New York Times

“George Clooney constitutes at least half of what makes ‘Michael Clayton’ worth seeing. … Anyone interested in Clooney, now and in the future, will need to see this film because it provides one of the best roles of his career.”
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

“George Clooney’s film noir sensibility in the title role feels authentic, and admirably solid.”
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal