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Release Date: October 25th, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 11th, 2014

R|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
A Bentley-driving Texas lawyer (Michael Fassbender) appears to have it all, including a beautiful fiancee named Laura (Penélope Cruz) -- but his financial needs force him to become involved in an ill-advised drug deal. His partners in the venture include middleman Westray (Brad Pitt), shady nightclub owner Reiner (Javier Bardem) and Malkina (Cameron Diaz), Reiner's sociopathic lover. Unsurprisingly, the counselor's deal spirals out of control, placing both him and Laura in mortal danger.

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Bruno Ganz, Rosie Perez, Sam Spruell

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Production Co: Scott Free Productions, Chockstone Pictures, Nick Wechsler

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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