Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Director: Alex Gibney  Rated: R: Restricted
Money. Sex. Power. Betrayal.
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Magnolia
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary with writer/director Alex Gibney
    • Interview wiht writer/director Alex Gibney
    • Extended interviews
    • Deleted scenes
    • HDNet: A look at Client 9
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 11/05/2010
"While its full title suggest that CLIENT 9 is about the highs and lows in one powerful man's life, the movie is more rightly an anatomy of political gamesmanship at a high level."
A.V. Club - 11/04/2010
"[T]he film rescues the story from tabloid hell, and asks for a saner assessment of a deeply flawed man." -- Grade: B
Movieline - 11/02/2010
"[T]he proliferation of Alex Gibney films alone makes a strong argument for the idea that investigative documentaries are picking up the slack left by the decline of long-form magazine journalism."
Wall Street Journal - 11/12/2010
"Say what you will about Eliot Spitzer, he's a marvelous subject for a documentary, and Alex Gibney has made a film worthy of him..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/12/2010
"Alex Gibney has expertly used his own set of skills to deliver a taut and compelling investigation of that scandal and what led to it."
Total Film - 04/01/2011
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] compulsively fascinating probe of power and its dark side."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2011
"[A] fascinating film....The film has all the ingredients of a TV crime movie -- sex, money, power and even an undercurrent of comedy."

Product Description:

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM) turns his focus on New York governor Eliot Spitzer, his valiant crusade to hold large financial institutions accountable for their crimes, and his ultimate downfall after enlisting the services of high-priced call girl Ashley Dupre. Unlike many other accounts of the case, which draw primarily from the confessions of Dupre, CLIENT 9 offers a much more detailed overview of Spitzer's incredible rise and fall thanks to the contributions of Peter Elkind, author of ROUGH JUSTICE: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER. In addition to landing an interview with the Spitzer himself, Elkind also sat down for a revealing conversation with "Angelina," another woman who spent plenty of time with the ex-governor. A variety of Spitzer's friends, colleagues, and political adversaries also weigh in with their thoughts on the scandal.

Plot Keywords:

Corruption | Documentary | Politics | Prostitution | Scandal

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