The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
  • Time: 118 min
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Director: Brad Furman
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei

Storyline:

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of raping a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his.

2 reviews

  • Started to watching “The Lincoln Lawyer” without expectations… But this one is well worth watching. Great performances by all the actors. It had thrills, it had twists rite till the end. A thriller that throws out all the stops, just when you think you know where it’s going, it quickly throws you off. Suspense combined with a touch of humor and heart, it is entertaining all the way.

  • With a juicy script, strong performances, and harmless TV cop show overtones, The Lincoln Lawyer is an entertaining, fly by the seat of your pants ride. It also represents some of the best acting you’ll ever see by Matthew McConaughey. He plays with confidence and aggression, a morally misguided defense attorney representing some shady (mostly guilty) clients. On the way to his court appointments or meetings with his defendants, he rides in a Lincoln Town Car (with his own personal driver I might add).

    Involving and absorbing yet containing a few plot holes (not to mention unsure character motives), this film nevertheless glides by on its slick, no nonsense approach. What The Lincoln Lawyer doesn’t answer though, is whether or not to root for or feel any sympathy towards McConaughey’s character (Mickey Haller). If you can get past that, basically you’re left with a courtroom drama, a lightweight character study, and a hip hop music video all rolled up into one. I just wish that it didn’t conclude without tying up a few loose ends first. However, The Lincoln Lawyer is, what I think to be a great “movie night” selection. Let’s just call it the Citizen Kane of nightly rentals.

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