I just watched "The Counselor" last night. Really bad movie, boring, and a huge waste of time. I am one who appreciates "weird", unusual movies, as long as they're well made. I watched most of David Lynch's work, and I used to be a fan of Tarantino's early movies. If this movie was an attempt to fall into the same category, well, it failed miserably. While at one end of the spectrum you have "Pulp Fiction" as a brilliant masterpiece, at the other end of the spectrum we have "The Counselor", a monumental failure of epic proportions. In a few words, the story makes little sense, the acting is so-so, and the characters are confusing. This movie can be a great example, in film school, of how not to do character development in a movie. While most characters in this movie are somewhat intriguing and potentially interesting, they are poorly introduced and developed. Many of them exhibit contradictory traits, leaving the viewer confused about what to make of them. For the first hour or so I found myself wondering "who are these people, and what are they doing in this movie?" Most of the movie is relatively boring. There was very little going on in the first 60min or so. A few people walked out of the theater about halfway into the movie. Oh, and there are a few long, boring, pretentious lectures where one character purportedly conveys to another some deep meaning of life or such, but it's all in fact just a bunch of nonsensical BS. Clearly whoever wrote this thing was going through some bad times, but if his goal was to write a good movie, then he desperately needs to go back to school. All you need for memorable characters and dialogue is Royale with Cheese. The casting was odd, too. Cameron Diaz did all she could, but the role did not suit her. Brad Pitt was unconvincing. Javier Bardem on the other hand showed once again some nice acting skills, but it was all just a waste of talent as far as this movie goes. Anyway, sorry for ranting, but this movie was SO BAD. I just saw another review of this movie, the reviewer was half-jokingly suggesting a class action lawsuit against the producers! It's that bad. Don't waste your time and money on this ****.