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Michael Clayton
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 130 (Apr 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack & Michael O'Keefe

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include three additional scenes with or without commentary by Director Tony Gilroy and Film Editor John Gilroy, a feature commentary track with Tony and John Gilroy available with or without English subtitles, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1000024208
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Language including some sexual dialouge
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/19/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tony Gilroy
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Michael Clayton (Clooney) is an attorney who handles all the dirty work for his powerful New York law firm. He specializes in skirting the legal system and creating loopholes for his ethically questionable clients, but he longs to leave the cutthroat world of corporate law behind. When Clayton

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.37:1 DVD shows very deep black levels with good shadow delineation, helping create a nicely dimensional-looking picture. Resolution can be quite good, but there are times when fine textures are somewhat soft. Colors are nicely rendered, but contrast is slightly overblown. The cool color scheme helps create an appropriate feel to the story. Shimmering can be recognized from time to time, and compression artifacts are also recognizable, although not overly distracting. Edge enhancement is relatively minor and rarely becomes problematic. (Danny Richelieu)

Fidelity is good in the Dolby