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The Counselor Movie Quotes

Updated November 6, 2017 210 votes 116 voters 63.9k views8 items

"The Counselor" movie quotes keep the action moving in the thriller about one attorney's foray into drug trafficking. The film was directed by Ridley Scott using a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, the first original screenplay from the Pulitzer Prize winner. After appearing at several film festivals, "The Counselor" opened in theaters on October 25, 2013.

In "The Counselor," Michael Fassbender portrays the title character, a greedy attorney who receives an offer he cannot refuse. He agrees to participate in drug trafficking, something many warn him of but a risk he is willing to take for the payoff. With this deal, The Counselor could have it all, wealth, excitement and a lovely fiance, Laura (Penelope Cruz), who is beyond naive as to his dealings.

Along the way, The Counselor meets a number of colorful characters including middleman Westray (Brad Pitt) and Reiner and Malkina (Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz, respectively), a mysterious couple who work with him on the drug trade. Things soon take many dark and scary turns however putting Laura in danger and forcing The Counselor to make some tough decisions.

"The Counselor" joins theaters which are already stacked with other great films such as "Escape Plan," "The Fifth Estate," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Machete Kills," "Runner Runner," "Don Jon," "Rush, "Prisoners,", "Enough Said," "The Family," and "Riddick,".
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    You Don't Know Someone Until You Know What They Want

    You Don't Know Someone Until You Know What They Want
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    The Counselor: "What do you do with the money?"
    Westray: "Mine goes offshore. We can talk about it if you like but you can't use my people."
    The Counselor: "All right"
    Westray: "Okay, what else?" You seem unsettled."
    The Counselor: "I'm all right."
    Westray: "If you're not in, you need to tell me."
    The Counselor: "Why?"
    Westray: "Because you don't know someone until you know what they want is why. I can't advise you, Counselor."
    The Counselor: "But you are advising me."
    Westray: "I just need you to be sure that you're locked in, cause I don't know. Maybe I should tell you what Mickey Rourke told what's his face. That's my recommendation anyway, Counselor, don't do it."
    The Counselor: "This arson is a serious crime."
    Westray: "Yeah, and so is this."

    Westray, a middleman, talks with The Counselor about the deal. The Counselor has questions and is clearly conflicted, something Westray wants to eliminate before going forward.
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    We All Have Secrets

    We All Have Secrets
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    Malkina: "So, have you set a date?"
    Laura: "Not yet. I really want to get married in the church."
    Malkina: "So you're a church lady?"
    Laura: "I go. It's important to me."
    Malkina: "And what about confession?"
    Laura: "Yeah"
    Malkina: "Does the priest ever ask you about sex?"
    Laura: "He doesn't ask but you're supposed to tell him about everything."
    Malkina: "And suppose you've done something like really nasty, he doesn't press you for the details?"
    Laura: "I don't, I don't think so."
    Malkina: "You're blushing. Just rattling your cage. What a world."
    Laura: "You think the world is strange."
    Malkina: "I meant yours."
    Malkina: "That's a nice ring."
    Malkina: "Want to know how much it's worth?"
    Laura: "No"
    Malkina: "You really don't, do you?"
    Laura: I really don't."
    Malkina: "You should be careful what you wish for, angel, because we all have secrets."

    Malkina, Reiner's lady, talks with Laura, The Counselor's lady, at a spa. Malkina knows that Laura is quite naive, knowing that Laura has no idea what her fiance is up to, and casually points that out to her.
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    Things That People Are Simply Incapable Of

    Things That People Are Simply Incapable Of
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    Westray: "You may think there are things that these people are simply incapable of. There are not."
    The Counselor: "I will try and remember that."
    Westray: "Good"

    Westray tries his best to warn The Counselor about the dangers of taking on this drug trafficking offer by reminding him that anything is possible. While The Counselor thinks he knows that, what is about to happen will still blow his mind.
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    Have You Been Bad?

    Have You Been Bad?
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    The Counselor: "I intend to love you until I die."
    Laura: "Me first"
    The Counselor: "Will you?"
    Laura: "Yes, I will."

    The Counselor: "I have something to discuss with you and I'm a bit scared."
    Laura: "Have you been bad?"

    Laura and The Counselor get engaged over dinner. Laura is elated at first but the naive woman has little idea what her now-fiance is about to tell her next.
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