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The Counselor: A Screenplay    by Cormac McCarthy order for
by Cormac McCarthy
Order:  USA  Can
Vintage, 2013 (2013)
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* *   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

In order to buy his fiancée a nice engagement ring, an unnamed lawyer decides to get into the drug trade. What follows is a dark and highly disturbing tale.

I did not see The Counselor when it was in theatres, but now having read Cormac McCarthy's screenplay, I both want to and do not want to. I want to so that hopefully I can better understand the story – something I was thrown out of quite often due to McCarthy's stylistic choice to not use apostrophes in contractions ending with not. I do not want to because this was the type of raw, gritty story that disturbs me too much on screen.

If you enjoy noir-ish tales of modern drug running, The Counselor is probably something you should read or see.

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