Michael Clayton: The Poll

Michael Clayton: The Poll

****
1
3%
*** 1/2
10
29%
***
15
43%
** 1/2
4
11%
**
4
11%
* 1/2
1
3%
*
0
No votes
1/2 *
0
No votes
0
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 35

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Postby FilmFan720 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:20 pm

Just watched it tonight, and it is a solid *** film. I feel like everything I had to say was already said here.
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Postby Reza » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:52 pm

Clooney is good.

The film is strictly **.

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Postby criddic3 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:00 pm

I was surprised that it wasn't boring, which is what I got from the ads. Clooney was actually very good. I don't think best picture, but it was good.
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Postby Sabin » Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:17 am

***1/2. Very entertaining. All-but weightless.
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Postby Akash » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:41 pm

Don't take this the right way Greg -- and I don't mean to get all ghetto on your ass -- but why are you always all up in my grill?



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Postby Greg » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:16 pm

Akash wrote:So despite my awful taste in clothes (or so says Steph...and Jase)

Well, maybe if you gained more practice in wearing them. . .
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Postby Akash » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:44 pm

I'll say this for Keira in Atonement -- that dress was hot.* And now well on its way to iconic. I think "Keira Green" should enter the pop-culture lexicon as a useful description, just like "Gwyneth Pink" in 1999.

* One of my closest friends, Jason (we've been friends since we were eight years old, our parents know each other) is going through a rough time, so he's staying with me in NY for a while. My couch is his temporary home. He's gay, and he made me watch a marathon of this season's Project Runway.** So despite my awful taste in clothes*** (or so says Steph...and Jase), I think I'm sort of qualified to rate Keira's dress in the film. Oh, and I'm pretty sure Jase came up with "Gwyneth Pink."

** Project Runway remains the gayest thing I've ever seen.

*** To bring things back to Michael Clayton, Tilda Swinton has possibly worse taste in clothes than I do. Love her.

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Postby Hustler » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:13 pm

I agree with most of you. *** stars.
As for Keira I like her so much!

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Postby Penelope » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:22 pm

Steph2 wrote:In fact Keira Knightley's presence in any film automatically means it's starting out with a less than perfect rating.

I'll never understand the hate for Kiera Knightley; yes, she's not the greatest actress, but she's certainly more than competent, and at least she's contributing something good to society, unlike the Britney's and Paris's of the world who are just parasites on humanity. Please, reserve your ire for people who deserve it, like George W. Bush or Hilary Swank.

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Postby flipp525 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:55 pm

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Postby ITALIANO » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:49 pm

Steph2 wrote:In fact Keira Knightley's presence in any film automatically means it's starting out with a less than perfect rating.

:)

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Postby Steph2 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:43 pm

ITALIANO wrote:Same for Atonement, a movie which I didn't dislike by the way... four stars?! It's just wrong.

On this we agree. Giving Atonement four stars is just wrong.

In fact Keira Knightley's presence in any film automatically means it's starting out with a less than perfect rating.

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Postby ITALIANO » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:30 pm

Yes, I know, but if we use something as mathematical as a "star rating", even just for fun, we must do it with a sense of proportions I think, otherwise I don't see the point. Same for Atonement, a movie which I didn't dislike by the way... four stars?! It's just wrong.

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Postby Steph2 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:22 pm

Oh it's ok OG, I mean the titles are pretty clear, you're right. We just get stupid sometimes -- or I do anyway :p

And Italiano, I don't think rating a film along something as arbitrary as a "star rating" makes it in any way a useful comparison to another film. This is more of a fun exercise but it should in no way replace actual analysis or film criticism.

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Postby OscarGuy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:55 pm

Probably My fault, Steph. I should have posted a separate: How to Read thread...but in my defense, each thread starts off by saying what you're supposed to do.
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