• The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

The Lincoln Lawyer

Release Date: March 18th, 2011

DVD Release Date: July 12th, 2011

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a charismatic defense attorney who does business out of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Mick spends most of his time defending petty crooks and other bottom-feeders, so it comes as quite a surprise when he lands the case of a lifetime: defending a Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted murder. However, what Mick initially thinks is an open-and-shut case with a big monetary reward develops into something more sinister.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Lucas, William H. Macy, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bob Gunton

Director: Brad Furman

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Stone Village Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Pursuit, 2010s, Los Angeles, Tense, Investigation, Murder, Mystery, Deception, Daughter, Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Ella TaylorNPR

    If The Lincoln Lawyer has nothing new of substance to offer in its tale of life on the judicial margins, it has relaxed L.A. atmosphere to burn. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film is only "superior" though, not great. The themes feel shopworn and devotee of crime fiction can point to the any number of antecedents for these characters. show more

  • 75
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Furman keeps the drama taut when it needs to be, and loosens the reins easily when it's time to kick back - he has good control over the movie's rhythms. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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