Louise Keller Writes With Sexy Keystroke in “The Counselor”
By Rochus Pomponius, Adjunct Critic
Louise Keller and Andrew L. Urban both produce noteworthy performances in “The Counselor,” however the combo appears to be more concerned with flash than substance. One may seek out the film simply to check out the latest styles in cinema.
The duos’s The Counselor begins with the sexy writing of Keller that will lead some to experience intense mind stimulation. Words such as “hot,” and a “perilous river” metaphor really put one in the mood for a quick reading session full of passion and desire. However, the content goes sour at the end of the second paragraph as Keller barely addresses the lead character (The Counselor). The critic notes that Fassbender gives a “fine performance,” which is hardly Ebert-like.
Are you ready for fashion? Keller proceeds to comment on the looks of the characters, and vaguely hints at their importance to the film. The final paragraph offers a few thoughts about the plot, but nothing that will be remembered.
Andrew L. Urban fares a bit better however his offering is far from beefy. He also refuses to expand on the significance of the titular character, and one will be left craving more Fassbender. After all, the lead character is often a key interest of the audience. The writing of Urban is tight and mildly entertaining, but the brief paragraphs only touch on the main themes without exploring them in detail. The critic’s statements pack more punch than Keller’s, but they both tease the audience by only communicating the basics.