Fox 2000 Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Nick Wechsler Productions,

Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, John Leguizamo, Goran Visnjic

The Councelor (Michael Fassbender) is a successful lawyer, but still a little on the greedy side. He decides to dabble part time in the drug business, but quickly finds himself sucked into a wicked plot, involved with a man, Westray (Brad Pitt) and he finds that getting in is a lot easier than getting out, and doing a quick drug deal and getting out is much harder than he thought.

This is a great cast. This is a good premise for a movie. So what went wrong? Well, I guess there are a few major flaws that keep this from being a spectacular action film. First of all, there’s not much action. Secondly, it’s very choppy feeling. We jump around from place to place and situation to situation with really nothing much tying it together. When it’s over you find yourself wondering what you missed. It’s kind of like channel surfing. You land upon something that looks interesting, but you only catch a little piece of it, and you’re on something completely unrelated. How it all fits together in the end is still a mystery to me. So the strong points is certainly the cast, and they do their best to bring us their best performances. But maybe it’s editing or something that makes it so hard to follow. At any rate, as a top notch action thriller, it just didn’t cut it for me, and I found myself pretty disappointed. There are so many movies like this that are so much better put together, that it’s hard for me to really recommend this one. I feel like I’d be doing a disservice if I did. It’s just too hard to follow for my taste.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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