Legendary director Ridley Scott, known for directing and producing such masterpieces as “Hannibal”, “Gladiator”, “American Gangster” and many others together with the Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy are bringing a new bomb on the movie market, called “The Counsellor”.A movie that makes the public curious and interested because it has an outstanding cast, starring big winners in the cinematography, as Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
The story centers on a respected lawyer who gets in touch with the wrong people that influence him to express the interest in a drug deal, that later becomes a big trouble that is getting out of the control. The situation evolves around the counselor’s fiancée and it’s definitely no good for their future together. It involves love, passion, Mexican cartels and murder.
The Counsellor may seem a bit ordinary, because of its scenario that involves drugs and dirty sex scenes that are present in many crime or thriller pictures. But the movie surely stands out of the crowd, not only with the amazing cast it provides but also with the artistic presentation of the primal instincts of human nature in a world of sins.
The movie characters have the power of bringing out different types of people and human conditions. The lawyer is a decent man, who decided to take the bad path for the first time in his life, his girlfriend, Laura is naïve and she sees the good in everything. Westray is the adviser of the lawyer, a typical Heartbreaker, who is handsome and clever. Reiner is the extravagant man who doesn’t know that he became a victim of the criminal world, his girlfriend Malkina is a sociopath, who is capable of anything when it comes to getting what she wants.
The movie has all the ingredients of a perfect one, a film salted with action, sex and a captivating story plot. All this is perfectly served on an artistic plate by the notorious Ridley Scott, who has a unique style and a developed sense of a drama thriller that is supposed to impress.