Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

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Released 2010

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Director:
Alex Gibney (I)
Released:
2010
Rating:
R
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, from Oscar-winner Alex Gibney. reveals the true untold story of Eliot Spitzer's downfall in a sexy expose featuring interviews with Spitzer, his powerful enemies and the Emperors Club escorts that took him down.

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Made with the on-camera cooperation of Spitzer (though not his wife), it is a sad, disturbing and in some ways tragic tale that in its lurid combination of sex and politics, banal ...

  • 80

    Variety

    For all the information here, Gibney is unusual among investigative documentarians in that he never forgets he's making cinema.

  • 70

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Those swayed by the argument in Client 9 that some of the rich and powerful whom Mr. Spitzer crusaded against might have exploited his stupidity should find all this enthralling. O...

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Documentary

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Politics, Biography, Crime & Conspiracy