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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…
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…
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.
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.
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'The Lincoln Lawyer' is as cheesy as an airport novel and as deep as the two fingers of whiskey McConaughey's character drowns his sorrows in. However you can't deny that it does, more or less, work. Its cast is excellent (and is far better than the material they're working with), and the pacing is slick and polished. It may not bear up to much scrutiny, but 'The Lincoln Lawyer' does what it says on the tin -- which is more than can be said for most movies.
MY THREE WORDS
Charming, gossamer-thin, competent.
When justice comes in the slick haired, square jawed, pliable hands of criminal defence lawyer Mickey Haller, you might not expect the scales to balance. But innocence isn't always what it appears to be either. The Lincoln Lawyer rides on Matthew McConaughey's charisma, making it entertaining if uncomplicated, like a light snack before the more substantial True Detective.
I raised both eyebrows at Mickey (white guy) having Earl (black guy) as (wait for it) his street-savvy chauffeur. Sigh.
I like McConaughey's charisma, but I found the plot to be a little too unbelievable.
A pretty solid thriller.
Not very good.
Non male, prima parte migliore, seconda troppo affrettata, con una conclusione deboluccia.
McConaughey giganteggia anche qui, ma gli spunti narrativi non gli offrono granché. Poteva essere anche un'ottima prima puntata (lunga) di una serie-tv, segno di quanto il cinema e la televisione siano convergenti in questi ultimi anni.
Entertaining but sloppy editing, poor directing, and they really need to get a woman to look over their screenplay because this is not how women act. Period.
Matts pre-gaming for True Detective
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