On paper it seemed that such a confluence of talent couldn't miss: a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy (whose No Country For Old Men proved so entertaining), an all-star cast (Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Penelpe Cruz, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, etc.), and proven director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner etc.). The result for The Counselor (2013) is uneven at best, one of my favorite critics Andrew O'Heir called it the worst movie ever made, obviously he didn 't see The Howling III. I don't think it's the worst movie ever made, but it is a mess. This is the first time I didn't like Bardem and Fassbender (terrible accent) in a film, Diaz is overrated and over the top here. The dialogue is pretentious and overblown. The pacing is slow and overlong, and there are some gratuitous scenes of sex an violence. It was something that I had to see for myself, and I would say it is a disappointment.