The Dallas Movie Screening Group

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Counselor

I hate to say this but this is a boring and pointless movie. With Ridley Scott as the director and Cormac McCarthy, author of No Country for Old Men and The Road, wrote the screenplay. This also has a stacked cast. So how come this isn't Oscar bait? Because this will be forgotten in a month and be swept away while other films stomp all over it. Let's get into the review. Ridley Scott does direct a very fine film with a tone that does match this script. Scott does with what he can with the script and does churn out good acting and great cinematography. The acting in this is good with Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz stealing scenes that they are in and Cameron Diaz is fine but it seemed like she was miscast. The cinematography reminded me a lot of McCarthy's No Country for Old Men and it was great. I did enjoy that. The editing seemed sloppy as we were, what seemed like, transported across many different scenes and it just felt jumbled. But the main thing is that it felt super long and boring and at the end it just felt like there was no point. The music was very cool but overall I have to just give a score in the middle as it felt like a luke warm movie when I walked out. Acting, Cinematography and Music are the only reason I am giving this a bump in the score. 5/10
(Review by Chase Lee)

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