Michael Clayton Returning to Theaters January 25

Now's your chance to repent for your non Clayton-seeing ways.

by | January 18, 2008 | Comments

For Michael Clayton, critical praise has been more plentiful than box-office receipts — but that balance is set to shift, at least a little, when Warner Bros. re-releases the George Clooney film on January 25.

The studio made the announcement Wednesday, noting that Clayton has been “named to more than 100 critics’ top-ten lists, including those of the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, the Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer, People, and Time.” (Not to mention yours truly.) If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a synopsis, just to get you in the mood:

In “Michael Clayton,” George Clooney stars in the title role of an in-house “fixer” at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. At the behest of the firm’s co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack), Clayton, a former prosecutor from a family of cops, takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen’s dirtiest work. Clayton cleans up clients’ messes, handling anything from hit-and-runs and damaging stories in the press to shoplifting wives and crooked politicians. Though burned out and discontented in his job, Clayton is inextricably tied to the firm. At the agrochemical company U/North, the career of in-house chief counsel Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the settlement of the suit that Kenner, Bach & Ledeen is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. When the firm’s top litigator, the brilliant Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson), has an apparent breakdown and tries to sabotage the entire case, Marty Bach sends Michael Clayton to tackle this unprecedented disaster and, in doing so, Clayton comes face to face with the reality of who he has become.

Currently boasting a 90 percent Tomatometer rating, Michael Clayton looks to improve its roughly $40 million domestic gross with the re-release, which will roll out to approximately 1,000 theaters, where it’ll go up against How She Move, Rambo, and Untraceable.

Tag Cloud

ITV spy thriller 2015 ratings Epix sequel Toys adaptation Watching Series Starz miniseries sitcom sag awards Christmas transformers Marvel Television sports Disney Channel docudrama Crackle Sneak Peek politics war vampires adventure Comedy Rom-Com TIFF LGBTQ supernatural Mindy Kaling binge thriller Sony Pictures TCA Winter 2020 psycho PaleyFest Britbox Showtime OneApp Pet Sematary Film Festival award winner theme song DC Universe Masterpiece Star Wars children's TV Lucasfilm Shudder OWN Box Office Tomatazos cancelled dramedy CBS WarnerMedia anthology cancelled television National Geographic Rocky crossover comiccon See It Skip It spanish language independent Sundance discovery Red Carpet Musicals Ovation Tumblr Pride Month TNT Arrowverse Interview Year in Review DC Comics Academy Awards Superheroe cancelled TV series golden globes boxoffice Rocketman IFC Films 2018 Cosplay PBS based on movie Quiz Acorn TV Photos dragons Comedy Central christmas movies joker spider-man A&E YouTube Red 2019 Disney Plus cars Certified Fresh Tubi cancelled TV shows Ellie Kemper Trivia Netflix harry potter Infographic Awards Tour Reality psychological thriller Mary poppins Fantasy foreign Extras screen actors guild Marvel Schedule Apple TV Plus robots Sci-Fi USA Network SDCC tv talk blockbuster Apple TV+ ABC game show Netflix Christmas movies YA free movies mockumentary Women's History Month Avengers GIFs biography Rock Ghostbusters BBC BBC America Esquire crime X-Men singing competition Discovery Channel YouTube Premium elevated horror RT History Set visit Comic Book doctor who Lifetime Christmas movies Writers Guild of America casting Turner romance 2016 Countdown hist Fall TV CW Seed LGBT Captain marvel strong female leads Lifetime CBS All Access Freeform Character Guide Family werewolf Peacock diversity batman zero dark thirty book Grammys WGN Classic Film movies streaming stand-up comedy true crime Musical FX Anna Paquin Song of Ice and Fire mutant AMC cartoon name the review Film anime Chernobyl Podcast NBC TLC blaxploitation El Rey Star Trek medical drama Trailer Black Mirror Spring TV Pirates Comics on TV halloween serial killer composers Chilling Adventures of Sabrina romantic comedy VH1 spain 007 E3 finale MCU 24 frames TCM Spike toy story First Look Endgame Pop NYCC New York Comic Con historical drama quibi Shondaland E! GLAAD CMT Summer Calendar Lionsgate cults witnail Valentine's Day documentary Sundance Now Crunchyroll zombie renewed TV shows RT21 Awards Turner Classic Movies Emmys Bravo CNN Thanksgiving SundanceTV Fox News TruTV breaking bad cooking dc slashers Oscars The CW SXSW nature space Television Academy American Society of Cinematographers TV renewals Mary Tyler Moore talk show science fiction 21st Century Fox VICE MSNBC GoT south america Creative Arts Emmys social media MTV canceled TV shows video Holidays Election Amazon Prime Video game of thrones disaster what to watch political drama police drama Video Games Binge Guide Animation latino revenge Biopics Walt Disney Pictures First Reviews Hallmark Christmas movies YouTube ABC Family Marathons zombies TBS The Purge Elton John Reality Competition Mary Poppins Returns USA Syfy Horror Warner Bros. Paramount Country Brie Larson green book HBO IFC TCA screenings DC streaming service FXX FOX crime thriller Super Bowl Action Nominations APB Amazon Baby Yoda Music facebook richard e. Grant Best and Worst Trophy Talk series television President Hallmark Spectrum Originals 71st Emmy Awards comics Nickelodeon San Diego Comic-Con Superheroes Western hispanic ghosts BET reboot period drama comic Premiere Dates Emmy Nominations Teen Cartoon Network Winners Stephen King Martial Arts A24 Cannes Heroines Opinion DirecTV teaser kids Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Pixar Marvel Studios technology HBO Max canceled Holiday cops versus festivals cats indie Nat Geo TV Land unscripted animated Vudu History Columbia Pictures TV justice league Paramount Network Sundance TV Adult Swim Amazon Prime Tarantino cinemax 2020 DGA rotten movies we love Hulu natural history Disney Disney+ Disney Plus Mudbound travel crime drama Logo TCA 2017 Food Network spinoff ESPN Polls and Games 2017 45 The Witch Apple The Arrangement Disney streaming service Mystery Winter TV aliens dceu jamie lee curtis Drama Kids & Family Universal 20th Century Fox The Walking Dead directors Dark Horse Comics