Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Counselor Reviews



out of 100

Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    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.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

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

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    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.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

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

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