Counselor, The

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Brief Synopsis: "A rich and successful lawyer named Counsellor is about to get married to his fiancée but soon meets up with the middle-man known as Westray who tells him his drug trafficking plan has taken a horrible twist and now he must protect himself and his soon bride-to-be lover as the truth of the drug business uncovers and targets become chosen."

Overall Ranking: 2489 (Rank from 2013: # 194)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 4.76%
Regular 28.57%
Half-Popped 38.1%
Stale 19.05%
Burnt 9.52%


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Mark of Marked Movies 83.6 - A vastly underrated neo-noir and certainly not deserving of the backlash it's received. It's a misunderstood, philosophical gem.
(full review)
Rewatch: 8
Patrick Devitt80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest76(full review)Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 7
Chris of This Is Madness75(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes71(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Brandon S of Media In Review70(full review)
Paul Perkins61
Angry Vader52(full review)
Bryan Lienesch50 - First Prometheus and now this. It's safe to say Ridley Scott has lost his touch.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 7
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 3
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews43(full review)
Nathan Zoebl43(full review)
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)
David Baruffi43(full review)
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis40(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes38(full review)
Focused Filmographer Terrance34(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread34(full review)Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 6
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 0
Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael34(full review)
Caz of Lets Go To The Movies25(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown11.6(full review)

People Involved

  • Brad Pitt (Westray)
  • Natalie Dormer (The Blonde)
  • Michael Fassbender (The Counceler)
  • Dean Norris ()
  • Cameron Diaz (Malkina)
  • Penélope Cruz (Malkina)
  • Javier Bardem (Reiner)
  • Emma Rigby (Tonys Girl)
  • John Leguizamo ()
  • Rosie Perez (Ruth)
  • Goran Višnjić ()
  • Bruno Ganz (Diamond Dealer)
  • (Director)
  • (Director)
  • Ridley Scott (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Ridley Scott On Organized Crime
  • Cormac McCarthy Works