Sexy, complicated, smart, violent. Cool.
Friday, 25 October 2013
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Goran Visnjic, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz
Agamemnon said on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 4:20:12 PM
The ones who are not into philosophy and intellectual way of thinking can easily get bored while watching this movie. It gives you arguments about life and makes you connect the scenes in your mind. But of course as an ignorant you can say that the scenes doesn't have any continuity.
P.S. You can watch your lovely cheetahs on National Geographic Channel ;)
matt Montoya said on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:21:57 AM
See!! You peole are crazy! This is the worst film ever made and I want my money back!
Dirk Krause said on Thursday, November 07, 2013 8:08:39 AM
Richard, I have to say that after reading your review about The Counselor I had to see the movie to make sure that I'm right about something. That is that I almost always agreed with Roger Ebert's reviews, but so far not many of yours. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but your's makes more of an impact on the public and I believe it is important for you to be honest. To say this movie was an A+ is ridiculous. The movie made very little sense, it was as one scene went to the next without any continuity. I went with 3 other people and we all left there wondering what the heck we just watched. We were going to leave halfway through (which we should have, we could've got our money back) but we watched until the end, and we could hear people around us saying "I think it's over". No one could believe it was over. I left there feeling it was the worst movie I have seen in the last 30 years, seriously. I did love the cheetahs.
Tre Scott said on Tuesday, November 05, 2013 7:56:07 AM
A bad film is a bad film. A bad film with a few, fascinating cinematic elements is not a good film. Roeper comes off as a Ridley Scott apologist, trying to generate a few million more in ticket sales for a movie that hasn't earned it.
Calvin M. said on Monday, November 04, 2013 6:00:41 PM
Hello Mr. Roeper. I always enjoyed your days with the late great Roger Ebert on "Ebert & Roeper". - I just saw "The Counselor" and boy is it a scorcher. Iconic director Ridley Scott can paint any picture it seems. I loved the dialogue, the performances (especially Cameron Diaz's), and the dark humor. There are 4, possibly 5 scenes in this movie that I will never be able to forget. I can easily see a person loving this film or loathing it. This is one of those films. One thing for sure though is, this film is not boring! Great review! This film is why we love movies!
Matthew said on Sunday, November 03, 2013 2:02:47 PM
I admire that you just don't care about the majority opinions and you guys have to understand, if he likes the movie he'll make a good review if he don't he'll make a bad review, it's not that hard hahah now I want to check out this movie
Dan "Skip" Allen said on Sunday, November 03, 2013 2:57:53 AM
Hey Richard its Skip from Orlando
I recently sent you a comment about The Counselor. I talked about how people's opinions are subjective and the other word I wanted to use was objective. Film is this way. Everybody isn't gonna like was everybody else likes. You may or may not like what I like and I may or may not like what you like. What we can and should do though is respect each others opinions to like or not like something though. I think a lot of the people commenting on your Counselor review forgot that. I have made that mistake before as well. For example I love Man of Steel and I couldn't imagine anybody not liking that movie but, when I read your review I was shocked. I thought there was no way you wouldn't like Man of Steel. Even though it was staring me in the face. That was really the only time that I have disagreed with one of your reviews. When it came down to it thought its your opinion. Thats all that has to matter to your. Same with me. People forget the meaning of objective: Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices and subjective: Preceding from or taking place in a person's mind rather then the external world. When we understand the difference between these to words we will understand that each person has a different view on things. Such as movies,music,sports,politics and religion. I have always given the benefit of the doubt to film critics because everything subjective. Thanks for coming to UCF and giving me the drive to be a film critic.
Dan "Skip" Allen said on Sunday, November 03, 2013 12:08:56 AM
Hey Richard My Name is Skip
I have seen The Counselor and I didn't love it but, I didn't hate it. The good parts such as the dialogue,script, cinematography and acting were good. The bad part the whole trying to understand the story was bad. I walked out thinking what did I just watch. As a whole though the good out way'd the bad!!!
Now onto my other thought I wanted to share the definition of subjective and conjecture! Subjective is proceeding from or taking place in a person's mind rather then the external world. That is why we all have different opinions and some of them are the same and some of them are different. Conjecture is inference or judgement based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence, guess work. I think people need to know the difference before they chastise a person on his opinion such as you Richard!!! I may not always agree with you but, I do appreciate knowing I can come to your site and see if I do or do not like your reviews!!! It's why you convinced me to be a film critic. Those few years ago when I listened to you at UCF!!
Pepe said on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 3:41:03 PM
I saw your review, and then I went to rottentomatoes and saw the bad reviews almost everyone had giving this film (very surprised that a McCarthy film would have such bad reviews). I just saw the movie and I tend to lean towards the folks that did not like it. I liked the movie overall but not enough to give it 2 thumbs up or A+. To me it lacked character development, some things are way to obvious for these characters not to see, some things are not explained enough, but the think I dislike the most was the way the movie is trying to get ahead of itself constantly, there are just to many scenes where the characters are pretty much explaining what is coming next. The dialogue is good and performances are also very good, it was a bit refreshing to see a movie about the world of drugs from this angle and with unique dialogue, almost poetic. Overall though it is nowhere near "no country for old men" or Traffic.
Ben said on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:08:34 PM
After seeing some of the vitriol spewed toward this film, and the nearly unanimous negative critical opinion, I knew I had to see this film. Thank you Roeper for giving credit where credit is due. Cormac McCarthy's endlessly quotable script rivals any of the last five years in its unapologetic philosophy and intellect. This film has a subtlety that we rarely see in film nowadays, or ever. I think as this becomes a cult classic, and then a classic in its own right, many people will look back and change their reviews, or admit that McCarthy had more of a handle on the zeitgeist of the time than people gave him credit. The script itself is art. Not to mention the Scott's expert pacing and style. This is right up there with his best, and you lose yourself in the story from the first frame to the last. It takes you to a dark place that I haven't been to since Killing Them Softly, a sort of post-9/11, post-2008 neo-noir bleakness that I would like to see more of in my moviegoing experiences. Stay an iconoclast Richard!