The parts are more than the sum, even with the "name" cast assembled by veteran director Ridley Scott, in this melodrama written by Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men").
Michael Fassbender plays an attorney who unwisely immerses himself in a drug deal, and though he hopes to cash in quick, he only buys some very big trouble. Brad Pitt, real-life spouses Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, Rosie Perez and - with a scene atop a car that got a lot of attention - Cameron Diaz also star. ** (R and unrated versions: AS, P, GV) (Also on Blu-ray)
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