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McConaughey Impresses as “The Lincoln Lawyer”

At first, I resisted “The Lincoln Lawyer” but I forget that when Matthew McConaughey puts on a shirt, he actually does know how to act.

Based on the novel by Michael Connelly, “The Lincoln Lawyer” is about a semi-sleazy defense attorney, Mick Haller (McConaughey), whose office is the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car.

Haller lands the case of his career when he’s hired to defend a Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) who’s accused of attempted murder. There are twists and turns that lead Haller to question everything he believes in his search for the truth.

This is one of the better movies I’ve seen in a long time.

A good story is key to a good movie. Here, it is completely engrossing. You aren’t really sure who’s lying or who’s not. You aren’t really sure who you want to believe either. Once the truth does come out you don’t really know where it will lead everyone.

I was hooked from beginning to end.

Another enjoyable factor was the cast. Going back over McConaughey’s filmography, I realized that the man has been in some really, REALLY good movies. And he’s good in them.

As Mick Haller, he is completely believable as lawyer who makes his money defending scum but ultimately does want to do the right thing. Plus he’s helped out by a tremendously talented supporting cast including Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, and William H. Macey.

“The Lincoln Lawyer” is a must if you like drama or mystery or suspense or just appreciate a well made movie.




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