By: Jo Siedlecka
The story unfolds in a somewhat cryptic fashion - with layers of flashbacks and some uneasy camera angles. But there are good performances from all the cast, especially Tilda Swinton as an evil female executive and Tom Wilkinson as Michael's lawyer friend, who apparently suffers a nervous breakdown when he discovers what his company is getting up to. Smaller character parts are also well-chosen. In a fine understated performance, George Clooney comes across as anxious, emotionally muffled and very human in this quietly moral tale.
One scene worth watching out for his silent encounter with three horses on a hill. It comes as a breath of fresh air in this rather dark but thoughtful film. Originally posted on ICN - 31 October 2007 - 120 words