The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

Based on the novel by Michael Connelly about a dodgy LA lawyer who operates out of his Lincoln sedan. Cracking cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Peña, William H Macy and John Leguizamo.

Mickey (McConaughey) has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals out the Lincoln, until he lands the case of his career: defending Louis Roulet (Phillippe), a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder. The seemingly straightforward case develops into a deadly game of survival...

2011USA
CrimeDramaThriller

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The Lincoln Lawyer / Reviews

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It's nice to see McConaughey getting relatively serious instead of coasting through yet another witless romcom...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A solid thriller with McConaughey doing what he does best.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Who knew cheesy one-liners and pro-bono work could simultaneously represent the worst impulses Hollywood has to offer.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's a slick, cleverly plotted thriller with plenty of twists, smart hard-boiled dialogue and fine supporting performances...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

This is rock-solid entertainment.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

There's too much outlandish plot, even for Hollywood.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The Lincoln Lawyer is workmanlike, engagingly acted and entertaining.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

This pungent neo-noir can be sleazy and over-familiar, but like the protagonist, it's so smart and crafty that you may forgive its flaws.

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USA Today

USA Today

Stylish, suspenseful and thoroughly entertaining.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

While Furman shows a mostly steady hand with his actors, the narrative flow trips things up considerably.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The film devolves into the cosily predictable world of TV legal dramas, abandoning the moral uncertainty of its opening scenes...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A moderately entertaining crime drama from people who know their way around a bloody knife or suspicious evidence.

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Variety

Variety

The Lincoln Lawyer is a quintessential airport-novel kind of movie, possessing no great qualities or ambitions.

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Time Out

Time Out

McConaughey must still think he's starring in television commercials, his original forte.

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