by R.C. Samo
The Counselor had all the makings of a good film. An amazing cast, a fantastic writer and a director with a list of credits that would make anyone envious. However, Cormac McCarthy’s writing was far too verbose. That may sound redundant, but in all honesty, it was beyond verbose. It was a 1100 page novel crammed into an hour and a half film.
The attempts of being shocking failed, the characters were were developed and language used was not believable coming out of the actors mouths. The only unexpected scene is Cameron Diaz literally making love to a Ferrari windshield and Javier Bardem’s humorous description of the situation.
A forgettable film with an amazing cast is a complete letdown. Ridley Scott is capable of far more this phoned in film.
The Counselor opens October 25, 2013 and is a rental.