• Released
  • October 25, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 57 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 2,223 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A successful lawyer gets in over his head when he decides to dabble in the drug trade.

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Critic Ratings

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Chicago Sun-Times

By 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...
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
In its cross-cultural breadth, director Ridley Scott’s smart and violent film merits comparison to Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic,” but the...
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75

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
This one has more in common with Scott’s “Thelma & Louise” in the memorable way it escalates, inevitably but also unexpectedly, into a spin...
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68

Film.com

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A darkly tense drama that rarely hits anything resembling an emotional beat.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
McCarthy's screenplay, a tangle of doublecrosses and dead men, has just been published. Those who really want to know what's going on would...
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55

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
If The Counselor is a failure, it's at least a fascinating one. Much of the reason for that is time spent in the theater examining why the...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Oddly, the published screenplay – while far from McCarthy's top-drawer – reads better than it plays. What's onscreen recalls a line from No...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Ultimately, this dull tour of a thieving, primal underworld is just a lot of high-talking hogwash.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The overwritten script and the ridiculous plot combine to make The Counselor a frustrating experience.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Despite its scaldingly hot cast and formidable writer/director combination, The Counselor is simply not a very likable or gratifying film....
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awful! pretentious dialogue nonexistent plot...

Awful

By racemom1
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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...

By andrenozawa
Worst piece of s#! I have ever seen....

More Info

Rated R | For for graphic violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Gripping, violent drama about dangers of the drug trade.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF