Michael Clayton - Assassination (Tracking Shot)

Share this video on

What's Hot

What's New

Top Grossing

Top of the Chart


Chronox5 : They way he says 'Ready? And... lift.' as if this was just a pile of building materials they are carrying is ice cold.

The Silent Hero : The professionalism is what's chilling about this scene. They move and talk like they're just moving furniture

Kevin Muller : I vividly remember seeing this for the first time when this movie came out. Outside of it being brilliantly staged, it just left me extremely uncomfortable because it isn't over the top with music or direction. It is just so cold, calculated, and an awful way to go. Most people would just assume he died of natural causes and the sheer horror of him not knowing if someone would avenge, or make right, everything to do with his death, just hit me. Wilkenson, without saying a word, conveyed that before he was killed here. Incredible performance, direction, and staging. One of my favorite movies from the 00's.

Roger Kincaid : The whole sequence is brilliantly directed.

TheSquidPro : Another opponent of Hillary successfully despatched.

leonthesleepy : There is absolutely no gore here, and pretty much no physical violence, but this scene here scares me more than anything i've seen in most horror films. Not sure why. Its just so cold

Michael Amidei : Not a single wasted movement. Brilliantly written, acted, and executed.

degree7 : How do people like this sleep at night?

Michael L. : This is exactly how many people are murdered and made to look like a natural causes death.

Zeacorzeppelin10 : This was shot very well.

bt10ant : Kudos to Scott Sakamoto and his Steadicam work on this tracking shot. Moving like this and keeping focus is an art.

C. M. : Cleanly done. Doubtful they'd find who did it.

davetileguy : the creepiest scene ever, gives me chills.

Keepit Cool : Cold blooded.

Patrick Henry : This is more than likely the way that Justice Scalia was murdered. It's interesting how the main stream media doesn't report on how Texas statutory law was violated by not performing an autopsy on a person of such high legal status in the country, who very suspiciously dies suddenly. Then it's insisted that he died of a 'heart attack' but then quickly changed to 'natural causes', having virtually no evidence to suggest how he died at all. No he was immediately embalmed with all evidence literally going down the drain. Then coincidently, major anti second amendment legislation is being pushed shortly afterwards the he undoubtedly would have rejected. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......... sure seems a bit fishy to me, to say the least!!!

davetileguy : Brietbart R.I.P.

Joseph S : Nobody has mentioned in the comments how terrifying it must be since he's conscious during the whole ordeal up until a second or so after his heart stops.

Fernando Gonzalez : Horrible, cold, precise. Now that scares me more than any scene full of blood and guts...

p&j g : I agree......a VERY cruel world we live in........greed knows no limits.

davetileguy : if I was a hit man I would be paranoid of someone getting rid of me the same way.

Night Rider : Too sloppy there would be blood left over from the needle on his toe! The medical examiner would likely find it and investigate

Chaffee Hurlant : Anthony Bourdain

C.M. H. : While I'm still uncomfortable & taken aback watching the scene, the 1st time I saw this in the film I was left genuinely distressed and disturbed. It comes out of nowhere. A no-frills single take, as though we candidly play witness while they apathetically and & routinely take his life . He simply walks through his front door w complete normality, is paralyzed, unable to say a word to these men murdering him w a clinically professional manner of course & habit.

John Smith : What did the hired goons stab him with, when he first entered?

Peter Frank : Such an unceremonious departure.

Kevin Cheng : Anyone know what they put in his mouth after stunning him and dragging him back into his flat?

Elke Summer : Don't laugh, but this is very much what the CLINTON CLAN/PEDOPHILE PODESTA hired goons did to poor SHAWN LUCAS... and with BULLETS to SETH RICH. When oh when will the TRUTH finally come out??

goose e : "Suicided"

David Anthony : God damn first strike...(MTG)

Dominus 319 : That second tap at the end on his pulse to double check. Very pro.

Roland Matters : This very scene is possibly how Hillary's own ex-Blackwater 'fixers' got the idea to make DNC process server, Shawn Lucas, go "Bye byes". Lucas was found dead on his bathroom floor by his girlfriend and, according to his autopsy report, his death was due to "accidental polypharmacy" caused by the "combined adverse effects of fentanyl [a synthetic opioid pain medication], cyclobenzaprine [a muscle relaxant], and mitragynine [better known as kratom"] - or to be concise... "Arthur Eden's syndrome" 😉

BRAD PITT : Heath Ledger RIP

fujimatosa : It looks scare...

Lewis Jr. Beeler : Should have used a nail gun, it would have been more realistic.

bigfan2710 : Fabulous scene in an amazing film.

Maximillian Osaben : This scene was just so cold and calculated. Nothing about it is glamorized and the assassins don't come off as cool hitmen. It almost looks goofy compared to what we usually see in movies. It just felt brutal and real. Scary stuff.

N0self : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Mahmoud_Al-Mabhouh

morphorod : I always wonder what the inhaler was for.

Phart : One of the best scenes of the most underrated American movie of this century. Michael Clayton is a 10/10 in my book.

Brett Wilson : What exactly did they do? Stun him, then what did they put in his mouth? And was he just injected with something similar that was done to death row prisoners as a lethal injection?

Rin Wesley : The cold emotionless efficiency of this is what makes it so chilling.

Peter Frank : "Ready? ...and lift."

NPC Junk Ogre, TYT Head NPC : What do they put in his mouth?

In Vivo Veritas : Is there a IMDB link for this movie. Thanks.

Sir Sumumabitch : Did not like how it played out and that it confirmed the huge DEATH written on Arthurs forehead before we even see him,just hear him in the Opening...

Rafael Perez Feliu : That needle piercing the skin on his foot would be found during the autopsy for sure

ManofSteele25 : Ya this scene gets me every time, very creepy

Michael K : What do they spray in his mouth?

Paul Perez : Steadicam shot. Not tracking.

Steven Stewart : I have a recurring nightmare of Robert Mueller being killed in this fashion.