The Counselor

The Counselor

DVD - 2014
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A lawyer makes a risky entrance into the drug trade, and gambles that the consequences won't catch up with him.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2014, ©2013.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.


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Jun 26, 2019

I liked the movie and was quite impressed by it. It doesn't provide a detailed picture of real life but rather tries to concentrate on the philosophical aspects of it. Taking today's reality into consideration, the movie reflects much more than the ruthless world of drug trade. It managed to scare me more than any horror movie would. I actually had to stop it and finish watching the next day.

It reminded me of "Killing Them Softly".

Jun 10, 2018

I lost track of who was doing what to whom and/or what for so I turned it off. Don't waste your time.

Nov 28, 2016

A nicely crafted drug running film starring Michael Fassbinder, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, and Penelope Cruz. Throw in Bruno Ganz, Ruben Blades, and Rosie Perez and you would have to be a really, really inept director to waste these actors. Forget reality and go along with the film and the conversations and you will be ok.

Mar 09, 2016

Wow. A movie with this much pedigree should not have been such a mutt! So Sad.

Jan 24, 2016

Going against the grain of the other comments, but I liked the story. Not a typical Hollywood story. And Diaz is great.

Jan 06, 2016

This is the first dvd I have borrowed that I could not watch, it was too boring and poorly written from the start.

Nov 23, 2015

Absolute garbage, there was no movie. Just when you thought something might happen , the credits rolled . Waste of a disc. Probably thee worst movie ever ----- BAD !!

fhnunez Oct 09, 2015

Why I can't place a hold if there are 132 copies and 104 are available.

Oct 02, 2015

Umm....I wish someone would explain the first half of the movie, because nothing makes sense. Slow and jubbled. Not even exciting when you know everything is ruined. First time I have ever seen Cameron Diaz look sexy and first time I saw Javier so ugly. Fyi, For the "R" rating they had one super violent death, one large shootout and that was it. I was surprised for it being about drugs that it wasn't more aggressive, they barely even showed the drugs. Maybe the library version is edited...

Sep 26, 2015

Disjointed pretentious twaddle and without a single character worth caring about. Unlikely people and clunky unlikely "profound" dialogue.

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Dec 16, 2014

Jefe: "Do you know the words of [the poet] Machado? [in Spanish] 'Wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking.' Lovely poet." ... "When it comes to grief, the normal rules of exchange do not apply, because grief transcends value. A man would give entire nations to lift grief off his heart. And yet, you cannot buy anything with grief. Because grief is worthless." ... “You are the world you have created. And when you cease to exist, that world you have created will also cease to exist.”

Dec 16, 2014

Positive reviews from Wikipedia: Richard Roeper: "Director Ridley Scott and screenwriter Cormac McCarthy have fashioned a... literate and richly textured tale... Shakespearean..." /// Danny Leigh of the BBC: "The real star is the script. It's like a Cormac McCarthy audiobook with visuals by Ridley Scott. It's black as night, engrossing and masterful." He also acclaimed the performances, particularly Diaz's /// Scott Foundas, chief film critic for Variety, wrote a defense of the film titled "Why The Counselor Is One of Ridley Scott's Best Films"... Foundas writes, "[the film] is bold and thrilling in ways that mainstream American movies rarely are, and its rejection suggests what little appetite there is for real daring at the multiplex nowadays."

Sep 08, 2014

Lot'sa of great quotes from IMDb:
Reiner: Men are attracted to flawed women too of course, but their illusion is that they can fix them. They just want to be entertained. The truth about women is that you can do anything to them except bore them.

Reiner: Are you really that cold?
Malkina: The truth has no temperature.

Westray: Well, I'm perfectly willing to believe you had nothing to do with this but I'm not the party you have to convince.
Counselor: Convince of what, for Christ sake?
Westray: That this is some sort of coincidence. Because they don't really believe in coincidences. They've heard of them. They've just never seen one.

aaa5756 Jul 29, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

nickqian May 28, 2014

you don't know someone till you know what they want.

nickqian May 28, 2014

I think truth has no temperature.

nickqian May 28, 2014

I don't think I miss things. I think to miss something is to hope that it will come back. But it's not coming back.

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nickqian May 28, 2014

nickqian thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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