Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Ridley Scott‘s latest disaster of a film, The Counselor, is a real nasty piece of work. The Counselor is Scott trying his best to mimic his late brother Tony in style and tone, while also attempting to dig deeper with the script, which was penned by the bleak writer Cormac McCarthy. The Counselor is an absolute failure on all accounts, washing over its story with a seedy batch of detestable characters that are given no weight whatsoever. The Counselor is a cold, rough and brutal piece of filmmaking that highlights Scott’s inability to create something of his own while working in a world that guys like Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone have masterfully created fine works of art in. It’s not as easy as it looks, Ridley."