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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.
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.…
This was the start of Matthew McConaughey's career revival after a string of poorly received romantic comedies had pigeon-holed him as a pretty boy with little acting credibility. His re-emergence as an actor not only with charisma but as shown in "Killer Joe" a menacing and ruthless side rarely seen previously was a distinct improvement.
As defence attorney Mickey Haller,Mcconaughey displays every side of his new found confidence to create a memorable character in a decent thriller with a few nice twists.Ryan Phillippe also stars in a comeback of sorts after a couple of lean years on the periphery of Hollywood in his ex-wife's shadow. Marisa Tomei provides the glamour and Brad Furman directs a well paced and engaging courtroom drama with bite. Decent and a welcome return to form for Matt.
This is a well done film. Great acting. The writers didn't make the catching of the antagonist predictable. Excellent movie with drama, suspense, creativity and a tad of humor
I think they had a list of all the possible movie clichés, decided to go for it & include them all. Twice.
Great film with an extremely strong performance from Matthew McConaughey. A real breakout performance and the start of a great run. Sure, the direction could be better but the cast and their performances are extremely strong, and the story is captivating for the majority.
The twist came way to suddenly and didn't convinced me.
The story had more potential, everything goes to fast for my taste.
Very good film. Very intense, not a single dull moment. Very good plot, both plausible and enjoyable - very well narrated, as well.
Matthew McConaughey je i ovdje brutalan. Dugo sam htio pogledat na ovaj film i sada na godišnjem sam na njega naletio na televiziji. Jako dobar film i full mi se sviđa kako se Matthewu nije uklopio u klasičnu interpretaciju bad ass odvjetnika, nego da bi došao do svojeg cilja igra prljavu igru, dovoljno prvljavu, da i dalje ispadne good guy. Lajkam jako cijeli plot, cast i atmosferu filma.
Ultimately unmemorable, but solid non the less
Well done, Matthew.... Once again.
The annoying-as-fuck camera work prevents this serviceable legal thriller from getting a higher rating.
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