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The Counselor

HD   R Closed Captioning

Ridley Scott

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About the Movie

Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz sizzle in this action-packed thriller from visionary director Ridley Scott and acclaimed writer Cormac McCarthy. A savvy lawyer (Fassbender) known for doing the right thing for the wrong people dives into a treacherous drug deal for some quick cash...but he soon learns that having it all could mean losing everything.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 199
  • Fresh: 70
  • Rotten: 129
  • Average Rating: 4.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The Counselor is the cumbersome end product of a high-minded writer trying to slum and a slick director aiming for cosmic depth. – Sam Weisberg, Village Voice, Oct 28, 2013

Rotten: Each scene serves as little more than an index card for the mechanistic plot, which Scott films in a glossy and fluid style befitting an industrial promotion for the movie's high-tech weaponry. – Richard Brody, New Yorker, Nov 4, 2013

Rotten: It's not so much a bad film as it is a disappointing one. A very disappointing one. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Oct 28, 2013

Rotten: The narrative pings around as meaninglessly and entertainingly as a pinball machine at first, but the comic timing feels off ... – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, Nov 14, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Are we there yet?

The plot never seemed to go anywhere and when it did I found it a rushed and not very clever. Overall it kept my attention but only for a resolution which never came.

One of Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's best.

After reading Blood Meridian, The Road and No Country For Old Men, I think this is a fitting entry in the Cormac McCarthy catalog. His stories are nihilistic and dark. I guess people can't accept this. Although I do think that maybe a different director could have done the job, still Ridley Scott did a great job here.

Hated it.

I have nothing good to say about this movie. A waste of a good actors time and consumers money. Silly stupid season. Earned every rotten tomato.

The Counselor
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2013

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