Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
August 17, 2011
Client-9 ... is a fascinating, if occasionally fawning, character study of the man who would be king.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
March 7, 2011
Informative and thought-provoking...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
March 7, 2011
It's a riveting story of personal hubris and political chicanery.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
March 4, 2011
Featuring interviews with the man himself, his enemies and one of the hookers, this isn't just a fascinating yarn but a, cough, penetrating character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
March 4, 2011
Client 9 probably won't make you like Elliot Spitzer, but it will damn sure make you respect him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
March 3, 2011
Scary, fascinating stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
March 3, 2011
Alex Gibney has a knack for telling great stories in a lucid fashion, and this story's a good 'un.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
March 3, 2011
As corporate exposes go, it's best to stick with Inside Job.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
March 3, 2011
A sharp and very American probe into payback that puts forward a strong, if not entirely watertight, case.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 2, 2011
The film lights up a complex story like a pinball machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sam Wigley
Total Film
March 2, 2011
Interviews with Spitzer, those exclusive madams and vengeful Republicans are woven into a compulsively fascinating probe of power and its dark side.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
January 21, 2011
As a lens into the microcosm of politics, it's as depressing as it is enlightening, demonstrating how truly we have become a country by the corporations, of the corporations and for the corporations.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Prairie Miller
January 12, 2011
So was Spitzer a closet danger junkie, a stranger sex addict, victim of a stern tycoon dad 'who foreclosed me in monopoly,' or done in by an adolescent omnipotence that enormous power and wealth can bring. A shrink's two cents would have been helpful.
John Esther
UR Chicago Magazine
December 28, 2010
Directed by Alex Gibney, 'Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer' goes into the heart of Manhattan and New York State politics...
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 22, 2010
I have no problem with Gibney's doc, except all of it is common knowledge ... .
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
December 11, 2010
The movie is perfectly paced, clocking in a few minutes short of two hours, and holds your interest with its captivating subject matter. The musical selections and the aerial shots of Times Square add to the entertainment value of this slick production.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 10, 2010
Client 9 is a compelling, well-researched documentary that reaches below the surface of what we thought we knew about Eliot Spitzer.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star
December 10, 2010
Much better are the interviews Gibney conducts with the big players, including Spitzer himself. Although he never apologizes for his aggressive style, Spitzer comes across as relatively subdued and doesn't make excuses for his personal behavior.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 9, 2010
This film raises a lot more questions than it answers, but it is a good place to start looking at the strange case of Eliot Spitzer.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 2, 2010
As to the broader implications of Spitzer's downfall -- Did the American public miss out on a guy who could have done the country a lot of good and who probably didn't do anything previous politicians hadn't done? -- the movie is mum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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