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THR: The Counsel Review

THR: French director Cedric Anger's ambitious legal thriller "The Counsel" ("L'Avvocat") looks good and has a fine cast but his script covers familiar terrain and is so naive that the whole thing becomes laughable. Told in flashback, it's the story of a brilliant young lawyer who goes to work for a mob boss but gets in too deep and discovers that his only way out is by incriminating the man -- or by dying.

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