The Counsellor

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender in The Counsellor

Everything was set up for Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy to become a formidable directing/writing team. Scott had a point to prove, and McCarthy wrote his first screenplay after the film version of his book, The Road, impressed. Add to that an incredible cast and a slick trailer; well everyone thought it was nailed on.

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“This film proves that all the right ingredients don't necessarily make a movie work. Even with top-drawer filmmakers and actors, this dramatic thriller simply never grabs our interest. It looks great, and everyone is giving it their all, but the story and characters remain so badly undefined that we can't identify with either.”

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