I like this podcast, and they post a list of every movie mentioned on their episodes, so... here we go!…
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.
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…
Back when I completely lost myself in the wonderful wide world of legal thriller novels, I had two primary favorite authors: John Grisham and Michael Connelly. Grisham provided the overwhelmingly pessimistic realist's view of the slow moving life of the legal profession (as he is a former lawyer), while Connelly gave me more of a thrilling and fictionalized view of the life of a lawyer through his sizzling, fast talking protagonist Mickey Haller. I always found Connelly's version of the legal profession to be much more entertaining, which makes sense, because the sensationalized lives that fictional lawyers lead is absolutely nothing like the mundane paperwork-laden world of the real legal profession. Nevertheless, Connelly's legal thrillers always kept me intrigued, and…
Oh Mathew McConaughey. I'm so glad you decided to start making good movies again.
Job well done, Matthew McConaughey!!! It's great to have you back on the A list of some of the best actors working today instead of staying in romantic comedy hell or in the filthy horrors of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre!
"The Lincoln Lawyer" definitely proves on why Matthew McConaughey is one of the best actors we ever had in the business right now. Over the course of many years, he was able to redeem himself from being the same guy who is in every romantic comedy he's been in to an Academy Award Winner for his performance in "Dallas Buyers Club" back in 2013.
If you all excuse me, I got a lot of GOOD McConaughey films to catch up on!
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.
I'll be honest. I don't hate Matthew McConaughey as a serious actor. As a comedian, he's terrible. And he's proved it with films like Sahara, Fool's Gold, and Failure to Launch. I did like him in Dazed and Confused, but he had more of a serious, advice-giving role in that film.
But as a dramatic actor, he's proven himself to be great. And this is my favorite film he's been in (and before you ask, no, I haven't seen Dallas Buyer's Club yet.)
For a legal drama this one packs a lot of excitement. The story was full of twists which kept things interesting and there were a good amount of thrilling moments. The performances were strong all around, especially Matthew McConaughey with this being the first role leading him back into making serious films again. Definitely worth watching.
Slick legal thriller with McConaughey at the top of his game. His character is smart, cool and clever as hell.
Comes from the Connelly novel of the same name and weaves an intricate tale of murder and legal shenanigans.
It's an absolutely fun ride all the way.
Entertaining crime drama with lots of twists and turns.
Woulda made a better TV show than movie.
Matthew McConaughey interpretando muito bem um advogado foda. Edição muito boa. Roteiro legal. Fotografia boa. Nada mais a ser dito.
"I checked the list of people I trust and your name ain't on it."
And thus a very successful Lincoln advertising campaign was born...
Day 239 of 365 of my year long challenge
Week 35: In the name of the Law.
An early step in the McConaissance, The Lincoln Lawyer is stylish, thrilling and all around entertaining. This isn't exactly a film that sets out to break the mould nor does it always make a lot of sense but too bad folks, it knows what it wants to be and does it.
Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a slick lawyer who only seems to stay on the right side of the law by virtue of his sweet ride and fine suit. When a client is handed to him, Haller becomes embroiled in a battle of wits to find the truth and set…
A good transformation piece for McConaughey. The script is tight and the story is super exciting. Hated the cinematography with all the quick Office-esque zooms.
Not a completed list. Will be updated. In no order whatsoever. I would recommend all of these.
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