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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Michael Fassbender
Brad Pitt
Cameron Diaz
Javier Bardem
Bruno Ganz
Natalie Dormer
Dean Norris
Penélope Cruz
Directors
Ridley Scott
Screenwriters
Cormac McCarthy
Running Time
111 minutes

The Counsellor
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Plot
The Counsellor (Fassbender) is deeply in love with the naive Laura (Cruz) and yet spends most of his working life representing worldly-wise and dangerous drug dealers like Reiner (Bardem) and Westray (Pitt). Tempted by a one-time deal that could set him and Laura up for life, The Counsellor makes a decision...


Verdict
Ridley Scott finally gets to put Cormac McCarthy on the screen. It’s no No Country, but despite its less successful elements is shocking, powerful and — this just in — more gorgeously written than any movie you’ll see this year.


Reviewed by Mark Dinning

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