The Counselor

The Counselor ★★★★

75/100

Extended, unrated cut. No real difference, surprisingly—I was glad to see a couple of McCarthy's more digressive monologues performed, but their presence neither especially helps nor hinders the movie, which just chugs indifferently along as it did before. And the one scene in the script I really wanted to see—the abduction of the random woman whose cell phone the counselor borrows—apparently was never shot. Still great fun to watch; the widespread antipathy will never stop baffling me.