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.
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.
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.
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...
Excerpt: It’s easy to forget that before he became synonymous with shirtlessness, six-pack abs, groovalicious good times, partying with his bros, and keeping it mellow, Matthew McConaughey was heralded in some corners as the Paul Newman of his time, a strikingly handsome actor with serious dramatic chops.