‘The Counselor’: Out of order

October 24, 2013


Ridley Scott is one of those overrated directors who, every once in a while, puts together a hard-edged, lean little film that skips his identifying visual trademarks and choices of style over substance and just delivers the goods.

“The Counselor,” unfortunately, isn’t one of those efforts. For a change, however, the film’s problems are less the result of Scott’s choices than those of his writer. (More…)