From the Academy Award Winning Director of Taxi To The Dark Side and Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
Client 9: The Rise And Fall Of Eliot Spitzer could have been another story about a good guy pol who had a little sex and lost everything, but director Gibney (Oscar winner for Taxi To The Dark Side) is smarter than that. Yes, there are some really bad guys, and, yes, they may have played a part in exposing him as a client of the Emperor’s Club escorts. But Gibney sees Spitzer as a flawed character who prosecuted prostitution services while frequenting them and who rose to the governorship thinking he could bulldoze everybody and everything to get his way. The talking heads are fascinating, including creepy Home Depot founder Ken Langone and weasely AIG exec Hank Greenberg. Most memorable is the Emperor’s Club’s operations manager Cecil Suwal, who will crack you up. One major flaw: not a word from Spitzer’s wife, Silda.
– Susan G. Cole, NOW Toronto