“I think the film is really f—-n’ good”: Ridley Scott is Still Clueless About His Most Hated Movie Starring Brad Pitt and Penélope Cruz

Ridley Scott refuses to agree with critics' opinion about his Brad Pitt starrer noir thriller The Counselor.

"I think the film is really f----n’ good": Ridley Scott is Still Clueless About His Most Hated Movie Starring Brad Pitt and Penélope Cruz


  • Ridley Scott is known for his views that can often be considered too harsh as he often speaks his mind freely
  • The director recently claimed that The Counselor, which is considered the worst movie of his, is his favorite in his work
  • Scott stated that his works often get recognized late, like Blade Runner, and the same happened with this movie
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Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott isn’t the one to mince his words even if it means going against the popular opinion. Be it blasting historians for questioning historical inaccuracies in his recently released biopic Napoleon or slamming superhero movies by labeling them “boring as sh-t.”

Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix behind the scenes on the sets of Napoleon
Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix.

He seemingly adopts the same pompous attitude – which to be fair he has earned the right to by delivering incredible movies over the decades – when it comes to defending one of his most criticized movies, The Counselor.

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What Ridley Scott Thinks About His Most Hated Movie Which Featured Brad Pitt

The Counselor featured an ensemble cast of Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, and Michael Fassbender, who portrayed Counselor, a high-level lawyer who finds himself embroiled in the violent world of drug tracking and cartels. Pitt portrays a middleman named Westray, who helps him get into a venture with shady nightclub owner Reiner.

Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott.

It’s been more than a decade since the noir thriller released and Ridley Scott is still as convinced with his work as he was in 2013 despite the movie being vehemently rejected by critics. Film critic Roger Ebert described The Counselor as a movie with “s-x on the brain, but nowhere else.”

When the subject of The Counselor emerged during an interview with Rolling Stone, the filmmaker revealed that he was disappointed with the reaction it received and claimed it remains one of his favorite movies. He said:


“The Counselor is one of my favorites of my movies, but it’s a very dark subtext, and you can feel it coming from minute one. It’s so dark because it’s based on a certain amount of truth. I was so disappointed, and I don’t know who to blame because I think the film is really f—-n’ good. It’s so fun and cynical. People take it so seriously! People are getting it now. It’s always annoying because my films tend to get got later. The famous one is Blade Runner, which was dead for twenty years and then got discovered again by accident at the Santa Monica Film Festival.”

The Pitt starrer also bombed at the box office, garnering just $71 million in worldwide collection. Considering Scott believes it is starting to impress viewers, it’ll be interesting to see the viewing figures it is generating on streaming platforms these days. For now, it continues to be considered one of his worst works to date.

Read more: “I left reading the books to the poor b*stard”: Ridley Scott Admits He Didn’t Read Napoleon’s Real History as Movie Gets Mauled by Historians

How Ridley Scott’s Napoleon Is Performing at the Box Office

Napoleon, which stars Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix in a titular role, has started well at the box office, grossing an estimated $21 million worldwide through Thursday. The movie which sheds light on the military commander’s origins and his ruthless climb to emperor as well as his volatile relationship with his wife, Josephine, hit the theaters this Wednesday.

Joaquin Phoenix in and as Napoleon
Joaquin Phoenix in and as Napoleon.

The Apple Original epic is expecting a $70M-$73M five-day global opening, as per Deadline. Interestingly, the movie has enjoyed a strong start in France, where initially the movie received negative reviews. When asked about the same, Scott in his usual style told BBC“The French don’t even like themselves. The audience that I showed it to in Paris, they loved it.”

Meanwhile, Phoenix has received plenty of praise for his portrayal of Napoleon Bonaparte as well as his chemistry with Vanessa Kirby to bring the historical figures’ toxic relationship to the fore.

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Written by Vishal Singh

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Vishal Singh is a Content Writer at FandomWire. Having spent more than half a decade in the digital media space, Vishal specializes in crafting engaging entertainment- and sports-focused stories. He graduated from university with an honors degree in English Literature.