“This film is riveting in the way it pieces together Michael Clayton’s personal issues with his gambling problems with his role as the toilet cleaner of the law firm. And what really delivers the movie home for me is (Tony Gilroy’s) ability to also weave together Michael Clayton’s relationships with his son, his family and his brothers. This is a guy who is in peril because he is uncovering something that only increases his own personal jeopardy. The last thing he’s supposed to be doing is uncovering the corruption of his firm’s client. And then the way he has to go to his boss and ask for an advance to pay off his debt; the bar and his brother have gone bust again. He is at the end of his rope personally and the hourglass is pouring out professionally. And the time compression, it’s what makes (the film) all the more successful. There is no time.”
A Tony winner for “Avenue Q” and “Rent,” Jeffrey Seller opens the new Broadway musical “In the Heights” this March.