Todd Jorgenson Shuts Down Operation Critique in “The Counselor”
By Rochus Pomponius, Adjunct Critic
Todd Jorgenson’s “The Counselor” is one of those rare reviews that can put one to sleep due to sheer boredom. The critic’s writing lacks energy, the analysis is weak and the absence of visuals is problematic. The work is a classic case of mailing it in, and Jorgenson’s sub-header speaks volumes: “I went into this movie expecting to hate it, and for the most part, I did.”
The problem with a critic like Todd Jorgenson is that he will critique when he wants to, as opposed to delivering a substantial work regardless of personal opinion. One might be offended by the critic’s poor effort, and the lack of visuals is just plain lazy.
Jorgenson’s writing is robot-like in his The Counselor. Each paragraph is one or two sentences, and there is a lack of flow and style. There is no insight to be found on the main character whatsoever, or for any of the supporting cast. The critic saw the film, didn’t like it and summarizes the content with thin analysis. It’s not only boring, it’s just not good.