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Breaking Badly

An instant classic—for all the wrong reasons.

Nov 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09 • By JOHN PODHORETZ
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How, you have to wonder, did this thing get made? Well, it was relatively cheap ($25 million), and the A-list director Ridley Scott was evidently thrilled to be working with a script by one of the country’s most distinguished writers. Alas for Scott, The Counselor will do nothing to enhance his reputation, and it will likely do quite a lot to damage McCarthy’s. Deservedly so.

John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, is The Weekly Standard’s movie critic.

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