Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Sex, hubris, money, politics, black socks, conspiracy: Alex Gibney's documentary Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer deepens the saga of New York's… Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Sex, hubris, money, politics, black socks, conspiracy: Alex Gibney's documentary Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer deepens the saga of New York's… 2010-11-05 Documentary Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

Eliot Spitzer, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer | HEY, OLD FELLA! Former AIG chairman Maurice Hank Greenberg in Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
HEY, OLD FELLA! Former AIG chairman Maurice Hank Greenberg in Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 05, 2010; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Sex, hubris, money, politics, black socks, conspiracy: Alex Gibney's documentary Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer deepens the saga of New York's former governor and attorney general into the paradoxical morality play it really was. Spitzer, almost three years after he was caught soliciting escorts, comes off as chastened but still regal, like a hawkeyed Jewish Kennedy. The film portrays him as a man brought down by his private peccadilloes — but also by his spiky fearlessness about making enemies. B+

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Originally posted Nov 02, 2010 Published in issue #1128 Nov 12, 2010 Order article reprints
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