Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is a jaded fixer for a large corporate law firm, divorced and in dire financial straits. A colleague, Arthur (Tom Wilkinson), who has been leading chemical giant UNorth's defence against litigation by farm workers who claim to have been poisoned by toxic waste, joins the farmers' side and suffers a breakdown. Clayton is sent to bring Arthur back to New York, but events draw him into ever murkier - and more dangerous - waters. This gripping conspiracy thriller from the screenwriter of the Bourne Supremacy is also a rich character study. Clooney is infinitely watchable, with terrific support from Tilda Swinton and Sydney Pollack.
Running Time: 120 mins | Language: English dialogue with Arabic subtitles
Director: Tony Gilroy | Country: US | DIFF Section: The Dubai Gala Screenings