The Counselor

The Counselor

2013 | Ridley Scott

A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

Average rating   5 out of 10

Michael Fassbender     Penélope Cruz     Cameron Diaz     Javier Bardem     Cesar Aguirre     Daniel Holguín     Christopher Obi     Bruno Ganz     Brad Pitt     Paris Jefferson     Dar Dash     Richard Cabral     Rosie Perez     Alex Hafner     Andrea Deck
Crime     Drama     Thriller
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Drug Cartel     Drug Trafficking     Femme Fatale     Lawyer     Mexico

Niels Risgaard Hansen     2014-06-15 5 out of 10

I really did not get this movie.

The plot is basically fairly simple, but as the story is told solely via short scenes featuring several (and often irrelevant) characters and events, I was more confused than entertained. To me it all seemed very incoherent until very late in the movie. I did not like that.

The list of main parts is quite impressive and every actor does deliver at good performance. There are several scenes that seem quite odd, and one I will not forget anytime soon is when Cameron Diaz has sex with a Ferrari. Impressive, slightly disturbing and very random and irrelevant.

I do enjoy a story where every string is tied together at the end, but here only half of it is done and the rest just lies in a big jumble of confusion. This was not a movie for me.

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