The Counsellor

The Counsellor
  • 2013
  • US / UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Cormac McCarthy
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Goran Visnjic, Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem
  • UK release: 15 November 2013

A suave lawyer (Fassbender) enters into a drug deal that unsurprisingly turns bad, placing those who know him (Bardem, Pitt, Cruz) in peril. The collaboration of Scott and McCarthy sounds promising, but the script is needlessly convoluted, the characters are uninvolving and the odd visual shock fails to redeem this cold, pessimistic film.

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The Counsellor

15 Nov 20132 stars

Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's collaboration is disappointingly distant & needlessly convoluted

On paper, this collaboration between Sir Ridley Scott, one of cinema’s great visual stylists, and Cormac McCarthy, one of the literary world’s foremost writers, should be a match made in movie heaven. Unfortunately, The Counsellor is closer to cinema…

WATCH: Featurette from Ridley Scott/Cormac McCarthy project The Counsellor

28 Oct 2013

The film features an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt

A new featurette has just debuted for The Counsellor, the Michael Fassbender-starring drama directed by Ridley Scott and scripted by Cormac McCarthy. The film, which also stars Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem, follows a legal…

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