- Original title
- The Counselor
- Running Time
- 117 min.
- United States
- Ridley Scott
- Cormac McCarthy
- Daniel Pemberton
- Dariusz Wolski
- Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Bruno Ganz, Rosie Perez, Sam Spruell, Toby Kebbell, Édgar Ramírez, Rubén Blades, Natalie Dormer, Goran Visnjic, Fernando Cayo, Dean Norris, John Leguizamo, Velibor Topic, Giannina Facio
- Production Co.
- Fox 2000 Pictures / Scott Free Productions / Nick Wechsler Productions / Chockstone Pictures
Thriller | Crime. Drugs. Neo-noir
- Official Site
- Synopsis / Plot
- A respected lawyer, the Counselor (Michael Fassbender), finds himself in way over his head when he agrees to a one-time dalliance into the dark world of drug trafficking in order to get his hands on quick cash so he can marry his girlfriend, Laura (Penélope Cruz). His choices get him involved with people such as a drug lord named Reiner (Javier Bardem); a womanizing middleman named Westray (Brad Pitt) and a bisexual sociopath named Malkina (Cameron Diaz). The lawyer's decision to get involved with these people puts both Laura and himself in danger.
Written by Cormac McCarthy (The Road, No Country for Old Men).
- Critics Reviews
"'The Counselor' [is] a droning meditation on capitalism in the form of a thriller about cocaine trading on the Tex-Mex border. (...) Rating: ★★ (out of four)"
Peter Travers: Rolling Stone
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