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The Counselor

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

October 25, 2013

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Ridley Scott

Starring :

Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Natalie Dormer, Goran Visnjic, Edgar Ramirez, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : D+

“..the dialogue is laughably pretentious, the plotting is virtually nonexistent, and the performances are so broad and cartoony that you keep wondering if it's all some sort of prank..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4

“..The Counselor doesn't temper enough of McCarthy's excesses, but Scott and his ensemble find enough meat in his scenario to make for diverting, bloody pleasure..”
by Bill Weber [Slant Magazine]
1 of 4

“..for all its endless prattle about morality, "The Counselor'' is a rare movie about drugs that doesn't show drug use or its consequences..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..a beautiful bummer..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : B
Reviewed by A.A. Dowd [A.V. Club]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Marc Savlov [Austin Chronicle]

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