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The Lincoln Lawyer

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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 (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller.

  • DirectorLionsgate
  • Runtime: 1 hr 58 min
  • StudioLionsgate
  • QualityHD

Reviews about The Lincoln Lawyer

Newsday
Rafer Guzman
Newsday

It's really just a solid courtroom drama, but these days moviegoers should take what they can get.

Associated Press
Christy Lemire
Associated Press

It has nothing to do with the capital of Nebraska or the former president. While you're watching it, though, you'll wish it did.

New York Daily News
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

There's a reason potboiler paperbacks don't make good movies -- there's too much outlandish plot, even for Hollywood.

NPR
Ella Taylor
NPR

Just when you thought Matthew McConaughey had settled into pre-retirement content to play the (dry-aged) beefcake in a string of dippy romantic comedies, the actor comes roaring back with some real acting.

Film.com
Laremy Legel
Film.com

That the premise of the film doesn't make a ton of sense shouldn't dissuade you if you're in the mood for a little escape.

Denver Post
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The Lincoln Lawyer is not a feat of genre-breaking design. But it is a well-oiled machine.

Big Hollywood
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A fast-paced intelligent legal thriller.

Deadspin
Will Leitch
Deadspin

It moves as a nice pace, is a smooth ride and doesn't require too much energy.

Film Comment Magazine
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine

A much better version of this movie may exist somewhere in the editing-room blender, to be excavated by cine-archeologists of the future.

We Got This Covered
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered

The Lincoln Lawyer has one of the best ensembles of the year. We get a great performance by Matthew McConaughey and a truly exciting story.

Tribune News Service
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Matthew McConaughey is the only actor in Hollywood who can swagger while sitting down. This is one role where that works, to perfection.

TheMovieReport.com
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

The whole falls short of the sum of impressive parts.

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