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"...SPRING FORWARD presents an unusual and welcome spectacle: two very fine actors, Ned Beatty and Liev Schreiber, engaged in a contest to see who can give the more understated performance....[The film] was made with the modesty and care that should be the hallmarks of American independent cinema..." New York Times "...Great, restrained performances [from] Beatty and Schreiber, delicately framed by the filmmaker's taste for visual compositions that reflect the changing seasons..." Entertainment Weekly "...Graced by stunning intimacy and masterful acting..." -- 4 out of 5 stars Box Office "...SPRING FORWARD boasts restraint and subtlety all too rare in today's cinema....And lead performances by Ned Beatty and Live Schreiber are as quietly effective as film acting can get..." Hollywood Reporter "...Fully realized....Moving....Every frame attests to the power of simplicity. It affords Ned Beatty the role of a lifetime and an equally fine part for Liev Schreiber..." Los Angeles Times54.65468

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"[H]ilarious, acutely knowing....Led by a bravura performance from Karen Black as Sam's expensive script consultant, Brown's people are laughably overly analytical."Los Angeles Times29.82321

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"The movie is fun, with plenty of intrigue and suspense that will have audiences clutching at their arm rests....Gilroy is truly one of Hollywood's best filmmakers when it comes to story. He can create strong characters and breathtaking situations that throw off extreme tension."Hollywood Reporter "An ultra-sophisticated love story between two corporate spies with pronounced mutual trust issues, DUPLICITY is a brainy, non-violent MR. AND MRS. SMITH....Smart, droll and dazzling to look at and listen to..."Variety "[A] brainy lark....It's risky, high-stakes madness involving the top floor-dwelling heads of rival companies....With smart writing delivered by an in-synch quartet..."USA Today "[A] sleek, dizzying entertainment....A throwback to the days of old-school caper movies like TO CATCH A THIEF, DUPLICITY is just the kind of sophisticated amusement you would expect from filmmaker Tony Gilroy."Los Angeles Times "Its densely coiled plot and splintered chronology reveal a cascade of familiar genres and styles....DUPLICITY is superior entertainment, the most elegantly pleasurable movie of its kind to come around in a very long timeNew York Times "Gilroy's articulate script is a stylish structure engineered to support sly double crosses, fake-outs, and gotchas....[With] Julia Roberts, in full Hollywood movie-star mode....It is an undeniable thrill to see her again -- amazingly, naturally, inimitably starry as ever..." -- Grade:BEntertainment Weekly "[I]t's Roberts and Owen who hold focus....You're in for bright mischief with a dark streak that runs down to its core. Gilroy and his stars make it elegant fun to be fooled..."Rolling Stone "DUPLICITY is a pleasant big-studio diversion, a screwball romance with beautiful movie stars set in gorgeous hotel rooms, deluxe office spaces and corporate jets. It's smart..."Washington Post 3 stars out of 4 -- "DUPLICITY is entertaining....The fun is in watching Roberts and Owen fencing with dialogue, keeping straight faces, trying to read each other's minds."Chicago Sun-Times "This is only Gilroy's second film in the director's chair, which makes the smart dialog and superstar cast even more impressive."Premiere "An ultra-sophisticated love story between two corporate spies with pronounced mutual distrust issues, DUPLICITY is a brainy, non-violent MR. AND MRS. SMITH....Smart, droll and dazzling to look at and listen to..."Variety "[E]legant, witty, suspenseful, glamorous, and briskly entertaining..."A.V. Club30.93281

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"The movie is fun, with plenty of intrigue and suspense that will have audiences clutching at their arm rests....Gilroy is truly one of Hollywood's best filmmakers when it comes to story. He can create strong characters and breathtaking situations that throw off extreme tension."Hollywood Reporter "An ultra-sophisticated love story between two corporate spies with pronounced mutual trust issues, DUPLICITY is a brainy, non-violent MR. AND MRS. SMITH....Smart, droll and dazzling to look at and listen to..."Variety "[A] brainy lark....It's risky, high-stakes madness involving the top floor-dwelling heads of rival companies....With smart writing delivered by an in-synch quartet..."USA Today "[A] sleek, dizzying entertainment....A throwback to the days of old-school caper movies like TO CATCH A THIEF, DUPLICITY is just the kind of sophisticated amusement you would expect from filmmaker Tony Gilroy."Los Angeles Times "Its densely coiled plot and splintered chronology reveal a cascade of familiar genres and styles....DUPLICITY is superior entertainment, the most elegantly pleasurable movie of its kind to come around in a very long timeNew York Times "Gilroy's articulate script is a stylish structure engineered to support sly double crosses, fake-outs, and gotchas....[With] Julia Roberts, in full Hollywood movie-star mode....It is an undeniable thrill to see her again -- amazingly, naturally, inimitably starry as ever..." -- Grade:BEntertainment Weekly "[I]t's Roberts and Owen who hold focus....You're in for bright mischief with a dark streak that runs down to its core. Gilroy and his stars make it elegant fun to be fooled..."Rolling Stone "DUPLICITY is a pleasant big-studio diversion, a screwball romance with beautiful movie stars set in gorgeous hotel rooms, deluxe office spaces and corporate jets. It's smart..."Washington Post 3 stars out of 4 -- "DUPLICITY is entertaining....The fun is in watching Roberts and Owen fencing with dialogue, keeping straight faces, trying to read each other's minds."Chicago Sun-Times "This is only Gilroy's second film in the director's chair, which makes the smart dialog and superstar cast even more impressive."Premiere "An ultra-sophisticated love story between two corporate spies with pronounced mutual distrust issues, DUPLICITY is a brainy, non-violent MR. AND MRS. SMITH....Smart, droll and dazzling to look at and listen to..."Variety "[E]legant, witty, suspenseful, glamorous, and briskly entertaining..."A.V. Club30.93281

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] zesty, brainy chaser....A thought-provoking expos that could land Clooney an Oscar..."Total Film "Clooney can suggest depths of weary self-loathing...and his eventual hard-won redemption accordingly carries more emotional weight....Gilroy draws vivid performances from his cast..."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 4 -- "A deftly written, tautly suspenseful and intellectually demanding morality tale, it stays a step ahead of the audience and features multidimensional characters played by actors at the top of their games."USA Today "Dark in color, mood and outraged worldview, MICHAEL CLAYTON is a film that speaks to the way we live now....[The film is] adult, sincere, intelligent, absorbing..."New York Times "[A] terrifically engrossing, tethered-to-the-real-world drama....It's better than good; it's such a crackling and mature and accomplished movie that it just about restores your faith."Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he film is a triumph for George Clooney, who is at the top of his dramatic form in the title role..."Rolling Stone "[A] smart and suspenseful legal thriller that comes completely alive on-screen."Los Angeles Times "[A] solid, well-crafted, beautifully written and acted thriller....The execution is splendid and the dramatic payoff is considerable..."Film Comment 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Tom Wilkinson as a hot-shot lawyer in spectacular meltdown. Tilda Swinton is also memorable as a conniving suit....A very grown-up thriller."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "Clooney plays against his movie star persona, delivering a subtle performance....Thematically MICHAEL CLAYTON bears some comparison to THE INSIDER and, like that film, any morally satisfying pay-off is tempered by the human cost of corporate greed."Ultimate DVD "[T]he pieces coalesce into a stirring portrait of a man reclaiming his soul from a scrap heap of discarded principles."Wall Street Journal30.72889

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] zesty, brainy chaser....A thought-provoking expos that could land Clooney an Oscar..."Total Film "Clooney can suggest depths of weary self-loathing...and his eventual hard-won redemption accordingly carries more emotional weight....Gilroy draws vivid performances from his cast..."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 4 -- "A deftly written, tautly suspenseful and intellectually demanding morality tale, it stays a step ahead of the audience and features multidimensional characters played by actors at the top of their games."USA Today "Dark in color, mood and outraged worldview, MICHAEL CLAYTON is a film that speaks to the way we live now....[The film is] adult, sincere, intelligent, absorbing..."New York Times "[A] terrifically engrossing, tethered-to-the-real-world drama....It's better than good; it's such a crackling and mature and accomplished movie that it just about restores your faith."Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he film is a triumph for George Clooney, who is at the top of his dramatic form in the title role..."Rolling Stone "[A] smart and suspenseful legal thriller that comes completely alive on-screen."Los Angeles Times "[A] solid, well-crafted, beautifully written and acted thriller....The execution is splendid and the dramatic payoff is considerable..."Film Comment 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Tom Wilkinson as a hot-shot lawyer in spectacular meltdown. Tilda Swinton is also memorable as a conniving suit....A very grown-up thriller."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "Clooney plays against his movie star persona, delivering a subtle performance....Thematically MICHAEL CLAYTON bears some comparison to THE INSIDER and, like that film, any morally satisfying pay-off is tempered by the human cost of corporate greed."Ultimate DVD "[T]he pieces coalesce into a stirring portrait of a man reclaiming his soul from a scrap heap of discarded principles."Wall Street Journal30.72889

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] zesty, brainy chaser....A thought-provoking expos that could land Clooney an Oscar..."Total Film "Dark in color, mood and outraged worldview, MICHAEL CLAYTON is a film that speaks to the way we live now....[The film is] adult, sincere, intelligent, absorbing..."New York Times "[A] solid, well-crafted, beautifully written and acted thriller....The execution is splendid and the dramatic payoff is considerable..."Film Comment 4 stars out of 4 -- "A deftly written, tautly suspenseful and intellectually demanding morality tale, it stays a step ahead of the audience and features multidimensional characters played by actors at the top of their games."USA Today "[A] smart and suspenseful legal thriller that comes completely alive on-screen."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Tom Wilkinson as a hot-shot lawyer in spectacular meltdown. Tilda Swinton is also memorable as a conniving suit....A very grown-up thriller."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "Clooney plays against his movie star persona, delivering a subtle performance....Thematically MICHAEL CLAYTON bears some comparison to THE INSIDER and, like that film, any morally satisfying pay-off is tempered by the human cost of corporate greed."Ultimate DVD "Clooney can suggest depths of weary self-loathing...and his eventual hard-won redemption accordingly carries more emotional weight....Gilroy draws vivid performances from his cast..."Sight and Sound "[A] terrifically engrossing, tethered-to-the-real-world drama....It's better than good; it's such a crackling and mature and accomplished movie that it just about restores your faith."Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he film is a triumph for George Clooney, who is at the top of his dramatic form in the title role..."Rolling Stone "[T]he pieces coalesce into a stirring portrait of a man reclaiming his soul from a scrap heap of discarded principles."Wall Street Journal30.72889

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