#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A rich and successful lawyer, the Counselor, is about to get married to his fiancée but soon becomes entangled in a complex drug plot with a middle-man known as Westray. The plan ends up taking a horrible twist and he must protect himself and his soon to be bride as the truth of the drug business is uncovered and targets are eliminated.
Plot: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
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characters with no compelling interest
The Counselor (Michael Fassbender) is a defense lawyer with questionable friends like Reiner (Javier Bardem). Reiner is a brash club owner living a lavish lifestyle and introduces the Counselor to drug trafficker Westray (Brad Pitt). The Counselor proposes to girlfriend Laura (Penélope Cruz). Reiner’s woman Malkina (Cameron Diaz) is wild and outrageous. Meanwhile the drug cartel is transporting drugs in an old liquid waste tank truck. The Counselor has a client Ruth (Rosie Perez) in prison. Her son is connected to the drugs and he bails him out of a speeding ticket. Then things go terribly wrong.
I don’t know what Cormac McCarthy wrote but what director Ridley Scott put on the screen is a mess. None of the four main characters are compelling. Fassbender projects no emotions. Bardem is way over the top still with a bit of Bond villain in him. Diaz is at least interesting, but Cruz is lost in this innocent sweet character. Brad Pitt comes in for a nice cameo. The story feels disjointed. There are bits of great ideas dispersed throughout the movie. However the bits don’t add up to a compelling movie. All the A-list stars step on each other. It needs a grittier dirtier style to make this realistic and exciting. The action comes in a little too late. And Fassbender’s coolness works against him here.
Went and saw The Counselor tonight. It is very different than it’s advertised, or what people may be expecting. On the outside it looks like a thriller, and it does have the set up of a good thriller, but its more just a dark brooding and sometimes darkly humorous drama that has thriller like moments. I’m fairly certain if you liked No Country for Old Men the style won’t be all that different to you, since it is written by Cormac McCarthy like the source material for that one was, except The Counselor was personally written by his hand alone. I’ve read reviews complaining its too predictable but I feel like that’s the point, as it involves a relatively “good man” getting in bed with a drug cartel and everyone kind of tells him to be sure that he understands, that bad things could/will happen. I don’t see this as a complaint, since A.) real people get involved in this stuff knowing bad things can happen despite all the warnings heard ahead of time and B.) some of the obvious foreshadows have great pay offs, and C.) knowing what’s to come and watching anyways has a sort of knowing dread about it. Anyways, I’ve read a couple reviews offering it high praise and a lot of them completely bashing it, I’m somewhere in the middle but leaning more toward the former positive critique. It is a slow moving film, with lots of dialogue, and every character seems to get a lengthy monologue.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min), 2 hr 18 min (138 min) (unrated extended cut)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Ridley Scott
Writer Cormac McCarthy
Actors Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem
Country UK, USA
Awards 5 wins & 3 nominations.
Production Company Scott Free Productions, Chockstone Pictures, Nick Wechsler
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital, SDDS (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Red Epic, Panavision Primo, PCZ and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,212 m (7 reels)
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema