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The Counselor Review

Movies.com Critics

3.5

Dave White Profile

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    48

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard 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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  • 20

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe 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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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd 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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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

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

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Painfully Boring - Dumb Story by james022880
A complete waste of time. I kept waiting for the movie to gain traction, but it just never gets going. The main character, "The Counselor," is just a whiney sissy that isn't even involved in the main plot of the movie. It's boring. It's dumb. And I can't believe a movie with that cast can be so terrible. If it comes on tv for free...change the channel. This movie flat out sucks.

1


awful! pretentious dialogue nonexistent plot

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