The Magazine

Breaking Badly

An instant classic—for all the wrong reasons.

Nov 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09 • By JOHN PODHORETZ
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

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.

Recent Blog Posts

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 18 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers