The Counselor


The Counselor
Despite the wealth of talent behind and in front of the camera, this film fails to knock the ball out of the park. A cautionary tale about the drug trade, it focuses on a high-flying lawyer who needs a lot of money in a hurry. In order to get this, he becomes involved in transporting a shipment of drugs, but an unrelated act of kindness on his part spirals out of control and things get bad fast.

111 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Crime, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Michael Fassbender, Penéope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt
Director
Ridley Scott
ScreenplayCormac McCarthy
MusicDaniel Pemberton
CinematographyDariusz Wolski
EditingPietro Scalia
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Dolby
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byChockstone Pictures, Kanzaman, Nick Wechsler Productions, Scott Free Productions, Translux

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, drama
LanguageStrong with moderate frequency
NudityNone
SexStrongly ijmplied and persuasive (sic. pervasive?) sexual language.
ViolenceFrequent, strong impact with blood letting
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseAlcohol consumption, smoking weed
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
0
Violence
4
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconIt's not so much a bad film as it is a disappointing one. A very disappointing one.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconCertainly guilty of squandering much of its collected talent.
8
Metacritic.com
42 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
183 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Counselor raises expectations with its talented cast and creative crew -- then subverts them with a wordy and clumsy suspense thriller that's mercilessly short on suspense or thrills.
7
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
10

What the People say

Internet
16440 Netizens quote iconHuge talent in horrifyingly bad movie
12

Average .. 48%

10

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