Excerpt: Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is everything people we like to think of as being wrong with trial lawyers. Cocky and cocksure, he knows all the ins and outs of the legal system and that's how he treats it, as a system to be used and abused. Through a mixture of scamming and bribery and quick legal maneuvering from the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, Haller doesn't break the law but he bends it with an inch of its life in order to get what he wants.
Excerpt: What happens when you take a slick, confident, controller lawyer out his element? Things crumble. They collapse around him and the people who work with him. It also makes for optimal entertainment. Enter The Lincoln Lawyer , Matthew McConaughey a high rolling Los Angeles defense attorney working out of his car to ensure maximum profitability. He’s a little detestable, seeing nothing wrong with ensuring clients are set free regardless of their crimes, yet oddly likeable.
Conclusion: The Lincoln Lawyer turned out to be more of a drama and less of a thriller than I expected, but it is still an excellent film. I don’t believe I have been overly biased by my love of Matthew McConaughey. The film has a great ensemble cast and every actor seems perfectly suited to his or her role.
Excerpt: In the gripping thriller "The Lincoln Lawyer", Matthew McConaughey stars as Michael "Mick" Haller, a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy who is accused of attempted murder.
Conclusion: 'The Lincoln Lawyer' is a solid thriller, but it does descend into the all-too-familiar tropes of a courtroom drama. Ultimately, it's a courtroom procedural that does little to distance itself from other courtroom dramas other than adding McConaughey in the title role. I was skeptical of his participation at the outset, wondering if he still had it in him to take on a role of this nature, fortunately, he does .
Conclusion: You may remember the famous review when the film version of Bus Stop was released, proclaiming, "Meet Miss Monroe, Actress." Marilyn of course was an icon first and foremost, but that film proved she had an unexpected depth of characterization at her beck and call, given the right material and director.
Excerpt: First of all, don't worry about why it's called The Lincoln Lawyer , or why Matthew McConaughey's character works out of the backseat of a car instead of an office like a normal attorney. Adapted from Michael Connelly's courtroom novel for maximum efficiency and charm, The Lincoln Lawyer boasts such an energetic pace and delightful cast that it doesn't bother with these details that don't matter, and neither should you.