Dir. Alex Gibney
(2010, R, 117 min)
★ ★ ★ ½

The challenge of Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, is that it’s really several stories in one: (1) the story of the unchecked corruption of the financial industry and how Eliot Spitzer, as New York attorney general and then governor, tried to rein it in, (2) the story of a hot-tempered New York attorney general and governor foolish enough to hire prostitutes while building a reputation as a strict law-and-order politician, and (3) the story of massive moral hypocrisy, led by a pack of crooks smugly shaking their heads in disdain of Spitzer’s dirty deeds while scarcely hiding their own. Some of those guys are so shameless and arrogant that they participated in this film to gloat … Read the rest of my review at Culturazzi.org.

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