Translation Rights  |  Nov 6, 2013

Rave Reviews for Cormac McCarthy’s The Counselor

The film of Cormac McCarthy’s screenplay The Counselor has just been released in the UK and US and has received rave reviews.

Some of McCarthy’s novels including his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Road and No Country for Old Men, which won four Oscars, have been adapted for film but The Counselor is the first where McCarthy himself has been involved in the scriptwriting process. The Counselor, a gritty thriller about a risky entrée into the drug trade was directed by Ridley Scott and has a stellar Hollywood cast including Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt.

Alexandra Alter of the Wall Street Journal calls The Counselor “A lurid, adrenaline-fueled thriller”. Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun Times gives four stars and says “The Counselor glistens like a diamond and cuts like a serrated knife. It’s filled with gorgeous people speaking gorgeous prose about some of the loveliest and some of the very darkest corners of the human soul.”