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

★★★★☆

Alex Gibney’s documentary examines New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s downfall. The use of actress Wrenn Schmidt to perform transcribed interviews with Spitzer’s favored escort proves a masterstroke of creative substitution. Gibney captures a sense of New York’s vicious political skullduggery that launched the federal investigation into the now infamous Emperors Club.

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