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The Lincoln Lawyer
This Case is a Dangerous Game of Life and Death
A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
The Lincoln Lawyer is a courtroom drama/legal thriller based on a book (surprisingly not written by John Grisham) about an attorney named Mickey Haller who conducts his business from the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car. Most of his cases involve defending garden variety criminals until the potential opportunity of his career arrives when he is asked to represent a high profile playboy accused of brutally assaulting a woman. Things take a turn for the interesting, dangerous, and dramatic when details of this case begin to mirror those of a case involving a past client, and this new case turns out to be more than he may have wanted to deal with.
There's nothing really all that original or…
It's called The Lincoln Lawyer because Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) essentially has his office in the back of a Lincoln. It's an eye-rolling title, screaming mediocrity, with a first-time director led by an actor who then made a name for himself doing horrible romcoms and other forgettable films. It's certainly another one you can easily skip, right? What the world didn't anticipate was the McConaissance - a mega re-surgence in his career, and The Lincoln Lawyer was just the beginning. It's a familiar Hollywood courtroom drama but highly effective thanks to it's well-written, tightly edited story and a fantastic cast top to bottom.
Ryan Phillippe (who I last saw in the overly-ambitious stylish dystopian film Franklyn) does great work as…
I've got a bit of a soft spot for courtroom dramas. From A few Good Men to Runaway Jury, 12 Angry Men to To Kill A Mockingbird, there are a lot of powerful and interesting movies in the genre. The Lincoln Lawyer may not quite be in the two latter movies class, but it was a welcome return to form for Matthew McConaughey.
It may have taken a crash diet and a huge pay-cut for McConaughey to finally get that Oscar under his belt, but this was a fairly good start getting away from those horrible romantic comedies. This is clever and quite thought provoking and although nothing entirely original is helped by stand out turns from both McConaughey and…
Oh Mathew McConaughey. I'm so glad you decided to start making good movies again.
As far as courtroom dramas go, this is one of my favorites. It has a nice casual feel to it that makes it so enjoyable. Matthew McConaughey reeks of coolness in this. He was born to wear suits. He makes lawyers look bad-ass, something I never thought was possible. I mean, his license plate number is "NTGUILTY". That's bad-ass in my book.
But as it is a courtroom movie, by the end it gets a bit ridiculous, especially with the "bad" characters. They're too over the top. Aside from that, this movie is just a lot of fun to watch and keeps you interested through the whole running time.
The Lincoln Lawyer Review
"That I wouldn't recognize innocence. That it would be right there in front of me and I just wouldn't see it." - Mick Haller
The Lincoln Lawyer is a hard, tough, gritty, and sly film showing us a lawyer striving to survive not just on the streets but also in court. As the little known Lincoln Lawyer started McConaughssaince but it began with a pow as Matthew McConaughey delivered a knockout performance with some nice narrative flow. However as cool and calculating this film may be, it tries too hard to be an action thriller that at times it gets lost in its muddled plot and themes especially when the editing is choppy and off beat.…
The lawyer struggling to win against the powerful and wealthy criminals who can easily modulate law and rules. But sometimes he also can be selfish and clever to earn wealth. I think protagonist belives, one can't live life happyly always being selfless. His wife and he is not together as they don't share the same belive.
Story is about two interlinked mysteries. Which are more mind game than thrilling suspense. Matthew McConaughey performed very well.
This movie received some good reviews but I must have missed something because I found it tedious and unoriginal.
"I checked the list of people I trust and your name ain't on it."
Πρόκειται για την ταινία που σηματοδότησε την επιστροφή του Matthew McConaughey μετά από όλα αυτά τα χρόνια που πρωταγωνιστούσε σε ανόητες ρομαντικές κωμωδίες.Ένα αξιοπρεπέστατο δικαστικό θρίλερ με μια εξαιρετική ερμηνεία από McConaughey που σε κρατάει σε όλη την διάρκειά της.Το 3.5/5 μπορεί και να είναι 4 αλλά θα πρέπει να το ξαναδώ για να σιγουρευτώ...
Υ.Γ:Το θέμα δεν είναι να δίνετε όσους περισσότερους ρόλους μπορείτε στον Bryan Cranston αλλά όσους μεγαλύτερους μπορείτε!!
If you were to ask me when did the so called McConaissance begin I would definitely say it was from this film onwards. Afterall McConaughey is involved in every scene of this film as we follow the journey of Mick Haller, who starts off as a smart ass lawyer who then as a crisis of identity due to the revelations of the case defending Roulet and then mapping out how to survive at the end of it all. It’s a great performance from McConaughey reminding everyone of his acting chops after the number of years doing romantic comedies. It helps to that the script and the cast are just as solid as well as the direction, the pacing of the…
I'm not normally a huge fan of legal dramas. I don't watch many of the movies in that genre nor the shows. However, I watched Lincoln Lawyer not quite knowing what I was getting into. Some movies are best watched knowing nothing about them ahead of time and this one was no exception. With an excellent performance from McConaughey and a top notch supporting cast, Lincoln Lawyer is an incredible taut thriller. I was engrossed from beginning to end. The pace is kept quick throughout which is surprising coming from a film of the courtroom sub-genre. I'd definitely recommend it.
Although it's a fairly routine airport-kiosk crime story, "The Lincoln Lawyer" can largely be credited with providing McConaughey with a role meaty enough to signal the beginning of his recent career revival, and the resulting performance is excellent.
Los Angeles deve ser uma das mais descaracterizadas cidades do mundo e o sistema judicial americano deve ser comparável a uma cloaca de um faisão (que é mais fino que uma galinha, como explicou a semana passada o Eduardo Jaime).
Juntar bons actores num "daqueles-filmes-de-tribunal-à-americana" com um cheirinho a filme de acção é uma manobra arriscada que pode não ter uma saída muito airosa. E não tem.
I wish I had seen this film back in 2011, so that I could herald the dawn of McConaughey's prime like so many of the critics did. Because this is the film that did it for him, and I'm thrilled to see it was a strong start for him.
The Lincoln Lawyer is a magnificent moral film, with enough mindgames, suspence and deceit to more than make up for its unremarkable court room scenes. John Romano's screenplay is full of depth and unfolds so beautifully that I couldn't fault a single turn. Brad Furman's direction is very skilled - the last twenty minutes of the film are flawless and so full of tension I was on the edge of my…
If you've seen one movie about lawyer's you've seen them all. A pretty average story about a lawyer trying to solve a case and the mysteries surrounding it.
Everything is pretty standard, pretty average, boring and simple. It feels very cookie-cutter. Nothing is really explored or discovered differently from other films similar to this.
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