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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.…
Matthew MCCcCCcCCoudjndnnaythey, has really stepped up the last few years, and has managed to stop the rom-com typecast and stood his ground a as a serious actor. The supporting cast are great here also, especially the always underrated William H. Macy.
I had been dying to watch this film and after finally seeing it I was not let down! Matthew McConaughey plays his role tremendously and his asshole-like character does nothing but cracks me up. This film has a great plot and is quite the suspenseful piece that never loses your attention. I would recommend this film to anyone looking for a quality well produced movie that likes a good twisty turny plot.
solid lawyer movie with the usual twists
"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!!
Has about eight endings but aside from that is a decent watch!
A thriller done right. Keeps you interested from the beginning to the end. And what another great performance by Matthew McConaughey. He really is on top of his form.
Ejemplo de película de domingo por las tardes en Antena 3, pero con Matthew y the lovely Marisa Tomei.
Brad Furman (the director) is a Tony Scott wannabe. Between the gradient filters, sepia tones, artsy-fartsy fast-cutting and an uninspired twisty murder-mystery-courtroom-thriller script, "The Lincoln Lawyer" is just bland. The only thing that somehow makes it work is acting. It might just have been the very beginning of the so-called McConnaissance, because McConaughey almost single-handedly carries this film. Plus, any time I can see William H. Macy sporting a mane Kurt Russell would be proud of and a nice bushy, meaty moustache, it instantly elevates the film. And he sure does have a corny line or two. Oh, boy.
One of the best courtroom dramas I have seen in a while. McConaughey is wonderful and it's wonderful to see McConaughey divert from his string of romantic comedy roles. The supporting cast is very good as well.
Hacía tiempo que no veía una de abogados, que siempre me han gustado, y si le añades una selección de temas molones de música negra y un mini-score de Cliff Martinez, pues me la trago bien a gusto.
PD-> Me he dado cuenta viendo la ficha del colega Matthew que he visto casi todas sus pelis que no son comedias románticas.
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- A Few Good Men
- 12 Angry Men
- The Verdict
- Judgment at Nuremberg
- African Cats
- Clash of the Titans
- Conan the Barbarian
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