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Based on 42 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 68 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Oddly, the published screenplay – while far from McCarthy's top-drawer – reads better than it plays. What's onscreen recalls a line from No Country: "It's a mess, ain't it, Sheriff?" show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's possible there has never been anything like it. It contains memorable dialogue, vivid characters and several superb scenes, and yet it still manages to be wrong, a complete miscalculation. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The overwritten script and the ridiculous plot combine to make The Counselor a frustrating experience. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What's missing is dramatic subtext and surprise, as well as any playfulness that might have kept us guessing about the plot. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    McCarthy's screenplay, a tangle of doublecrosses and dead men, has just been published. Those who really want to know what's going on would be advised to buy a copy. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Ultimately, this dull tour of a thieving, primal underworld is just a lot of high-talking hogwash. show more

  • 30
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite its scaldingly hot cast and formidable writer/director combination, The Counselor is simply not a very likable or gratifying film. In fact, it's a bummer. show more

  • 55
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    If The Counselor is a failure, it's at least a fascinating one. Much of the reason for that is time spent in the theater examining why the film isn't working. show more

  • 68

    A darkly tense drama that rarely hits anything resembling an emotional beat. show more

  • 100
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    The Counselor achieves the almost unheard-of daily double of giving us the most outrageous sex scene of the year AND the most unforgettably brutal murder of the year. This is a badass journey from start to finish. show more

  • November 19, 2013 uv00000000172222
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    I left wondering had I fallen asleep and missed what this movie was about. the trailer was by far better than movie.

  • November 11, 2013 FedUp
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    A clever film but excessively long. The story could have been told -- and better-told -- in -120 minutes. By the end I just wanted it to end so that I could get Out Of There.

  • November 11, 2013 borivoje
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    I could not believe that Ridley Scott could make such a bad movie ... what a waste of time..

  • November 10, 2013 roziepat
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    Horrible movie. I left after the disgusting scene of Camoron Diaz and the car. Received a free ticket from manager. Nasty Movie.

  • November 09, 2013 toni1126
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    Awful! A disjointed and overly wordy compilation of poorly connected scenes. It really had enormous potential with the stellar cast, unfortunate that it wasn\'t achieved.

  • November 08, 2013 Michele
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    I felt like I walked into a movie and missed the first and last parts.

  • November 07, 2013 chuybens
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    This movie is worth watching if for no other reason than to see Jarvier Bardem\'s wardrobe. Which was phenomenal. I really enjoyed the movie from beginning to end, it was pure entertainment ! Just what you\'d expect from the trailer. Where\'s the mystery here?

  • November 06, 2013 Dolores
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    Terriable movie!!!!

  • November 05, 2013 stusrocks
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    Outstanding film for those people who are sufficiently intelligent to understand it. A typical Cormac McCarthy story line - realistic, complex, brutal and tragic. Gives real view of drug cartel operations in west Texas and Juarez. Excellent cast and outstanding acting.

  • November 04, 2013 gr00000000161509
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    this movie was TERRIBLE. it shouldn\'t even get a star


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