Reviews

  • Dec 29, 2019

    Great documentary about one of the great tragedies of our time. Hubris derailed what could have been a progressive uprising in our country not seen since FDR.

    Great documentary about one of the great tragedies of our time. Hubris derailed what could have been a progressive uprising in our country not seen since FDR.

  • Jun 28, 2017

    -Sigh- Will The a Business World Ever Learn? Or Even Listen? Dishearteningly Honest & Unfortunately Very Real. The Public Taken As Suckers Thrown A Version Of The Story Those In Power Want You To Hear..Yet Peak Behind The Political Power Machine Curtain Of The USA Economy & You See The Ugly Truth. Their Are No Winners Here, Just Liars, Cheats, Fools & Follies. How Ever Will We Learn When Money Is The End Game & Hedonism Is The Vice. Both Sides In This Tale (Democrats & Republicans) As Bad As Each Other..Apparently The Political Swamp Was To Be Drained (By Trump) But I Don't See Any Change..This Documentary, 10-Years On Looks Oh So Familiar Today. Just The Names & Faces Have Changed. Compelling Viewing, Even If It Is Depraved. :-(

    -Sigh- Will The a Business World Ever Learn? Or Even Listen? Dishearteningly Honest & Unfortunately Very Real. The Public Taken As Suckers Thrown A Version Of The Story Those In Power Want You To Hear..Yet Peak Behind The Political Power Machine Curtain Of The USA Economy & You See The Ugly Truth. Their Are No Winners Here, Just Liars, Cheats, Fools & Follies. How Ever Will We Learn When Money Is The End Game & Hedonism Is The Vice. Both Sides In This Tale (Democrats & Republicans) As Bad As Each Other..Apparently The Political Swamp Was To Be Drained (By Trump) But I Don't See Any Change..This Documentary, 10-Years On Looks Oh So Familiar Today. Just The Names & Faces Have Changed. Compelling Viewing, Even If It Is Depraved. :-(

  • Sep 27, 2015

    Structurally, it's not Gibney's strongest work, but Client 9 offers another important layer to the filmmaker's growing work in dissecting the imbalances of our society and how we fit in them. Mostly, though, Gibney has a true knack to expose evil in a very down-to-earth yet utterly terrifying way.

    Structurally, it's not Gibney's strongest work, but Client 9 offers another important layer to the filmmaker's growing work in dissecting the imbalances of our society and how we fit in them. Mostly, though, Gibney has a true knack to expose evil in a very down-to-earth yet utterly terrifying way.

  • Aug 22, 2014

    The main difference between this and many other documentaries is in the way that all the main players are allowed just to say what they want on the subject. There was no grilling by a biased interviewer harassing a certain interviewee, just to make him/her feel uncomfortable or to get a quick and cheap reaction. There was so much involved in the fall of Eliot Spitzer and that should be the main focus here. The inner workings of the politics that rule our world are both fascinating and disgusting. In the end, it's all about money and power. Somewhere Frank Underwood is smiling proudly. Well done boys. Well done.

    The main difference between this and many other documentaries is in the way that all the main players are allowed just to say what they want on the subject. There was no grilling by a biased interviewer harassing a certain interviewee, just to make him/her feel uncomfortable or to get a quick and cheap reaction. There was so much involved in the fall of Eliot Spitzer and that should be the main focus here. The inner workings of the politics that rule our world are both fascinating and disgusting. In the end, it's all about money and power. Somewhere Frank Underwood is smiling proudly. Well done boys. Well done.

  • Jul 28, 2014

    Ex-post-facto Spitzer is likable and eloquent. Fortunately, the news footage and interviews with his opponents showcase his epic hubris. The "two Spitzers" create strong counterpoints in this compelling narrative.

    Ex-post-facto Spitzer is likable and eloquent. Fortunately, the news footage and interviews with his opponents showcase his epic hubris. The "two Spitzers" create strong counterpoints in this compelling narrative.

  • Mar 11, 2014

    Gripping documentary. This guy pissed off alot of people and they came back for vengeance.

    Gripping documentary. This guy pissed off alot of people and they came back for vengeance.

  • Jan 26, 2014

    Uneven, uninspiring docudrama that should have been way more interesting than it was; failed to follow up on a host of interesting questions.

    Uneven, uninspiring docudrama that should have been way more interesting than it was; failed to follow up on a host of interesting questions.

  • Sep 03, 2013

    Excellent documentary with a narrative as compelling as film noir with a cast of characters refracting with their views a surreal, postmodern kaleidoscope on power in the big city and the downfall of a politician whose investigations into the Wall Street financial corruption that brought on the 200...read more8 economic meltdown. The director uses an ironic, hip and medium-cool soundtrack as a counterpoint to the unfolding drama that cuts like the diamonds on the escort service used to rate the high-class call girls Eliot Spitzer paid for sex. A morality tale for our times that also surprisingly funny as the personal tragedy of Spitzer is threaded within the larger corruption of the society he wanted to reform yet ignoring his own hubris seeking greater fame as he climbed the ladder of success.

    Excellent documentary with a narrative as compelling as film noir with a cast of characters refracting with their views a surreal, postmodern kaleidoscope on power in the big city and the downfall of a politician whose investigations into the Wall Street financial corruption that brought on the 200...read more8 economic meltdown. The director uses an ironic, hip and medium-cool soundtrack as a counterpoint to the unfolding drama that cuts like the diamonds on the escort service used to rate the high-class call girls Eliot Spitzer paid for sex. A morality tale for our times that also surprisingly funny as the personal tragedy of Spitzer is threaded within the larger corruption of the society he wanted to reform yet ignoring his own hubris seeking greater fame as he climbed the ladder of success.

  • Feb 03, 2013

    An engrossing Documentary that serves as a cautionary tale about making powerful enemies and leaving yourself game for character dissection. A fantastic story well told.

    An engrossing Documentary that serves as a cautionary tale about making powerful enemies and leaving yourself game for character dissection. A fantastic story well told.

  • Dec 21, 2012

    Really, it's impossible to screw up this story. Gibney, one of our great documentarians, stays out of the way and offers a measured, fascinating portrait of Spitzer's downfall.

    Really, it's impossible to screw up this story. Gibney, one of our great documentarians, stays out of the way and offers a measured, fascinating portrait of Spitzer's downfall.