Warning: Anyone going to see this movie because of the cast and crew's pedigree, it's not worth it. This is a bad movie, going by the title of this review, it's the worst movie I've seen all year. Some people may bring up Grown Ups 2, but I knew that would be bad. This was one of my most anticipated movies of the fall.
The cast is wasted here. The Counselor is a boring character, and there's nothing Fassbender does to shake it. Cruz has nothing to do. She's on screen maybe 15 minutes, and isn't given a thing to do in them. Diaz is solid, but most of the time she's way too over the top. Pitt is good, though he really has no impact on the plot. Bardem is easily the most entertaining here, but he's offed first. Other decent actors show up in maybe one scene, then vanish (The John Leguizamo scene really has no point being in this movie, and the Ruben Blades phone call scene is so laughably bad and out of nowhere that I'm going on record calling it one of the funniest/worst scenes in movie history).
The script is way to talky, and ultimately pointless, but the film's greatest sin is it's editing. The editing is so bad here that at times it seemed like they were just throwing scenes together, hoping for the best. This should have been great, but damn was it bad.