Movie Review: The Counselor

the-counselorThe Counselor is written by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) and directed by Ridley Scott (the name speaks for itself).

The Counselor stars Michael Fassbender as a lawyer who seems to have everything, dabbling in a one time drug deal that goes bad.

The movie is visually sexy. That is all I liked about this movie. I have never seen such a waste of hot talent and cameos on a movie screen.

The Counselor also starred Brad Pitt, Reuben Blades, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, John Leguzamo, Javier Bardem, and Natalie Dormer to name quite a few without taking a breath.

As the Counselor’s drug deal goes bad so does the film. When he seeks the advice of his co-conspirators he gets philosophized dialogue and meaningless metaphors.

The characters never fully develop. The actors don’t act. The dialogue doesn’t allow it.

I have to give honorable mention to Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt however. Diaz has a scene stealer when she makes out with a Ferrari (body double I’m sure) which was almost worth the movie ticket. We’ll not quite, but it was one interestingly funny and steamy scene. Brad is Brad.

I expected much more from this film with all the star power but it just never delivered. And the credits began to roll…

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Damion Gross was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, now residing in Port Deposit, Maryland, and currently employed as a Program Analyst in Washington, DC. Damion has over ten years of experience in the entertainment field as an actor in film, commercials and has done voiceover radio and co-hosted a podcast/internet radio show (www.snpradio.com). He has written entertainment reviews for podcasts and newsletters for his men's basketball organization. He is very active in his community and serves on various boards and employees advisory councils. Entertainment is his passion in life. Sports come a close second. To learn about him visit www.damiongross.com or follow him on Twitter @DamionGOGETEM
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