Mick is a lawyer on the streets who knows how to get things done. Defending a rich client accused of assault, Mick finds himself on the other end of a street hustle and his family in danger after realizing his client may not be as innocent as he claims.
Matthew McConaughey (Mick), Marisa Tomei (Maggie), Ryan Phillippe (Louis), William H. Macy (Frank), Josh Lucas (Ted), John Leguizamo (Val), Michael Pena (Jesus), Bob Gunton (Cecil), Frances Fisher (Mary), Shea Whigham (Corliss).
The Lincoln Lawyer starts off looking much like the character Mick from the film, low class but dressed up nice. Once Mick and Louis get involved with each other the plot begins flowing better and things get a bit more interesting. After a while the twists start to kick in and the movie really takes off, moving faster and holding our interest well. Finally, we are delivered a nice ending that does a good job of wrapping up the loose ends while delivering a jolt of justice.
McConaughey did pretty well in this one, as did Phillippe. Both delivered decent emotion and actually felt sincere in their deliveries. Tomei was a nice addition that added another aspect to the film. Macy, Leguizamo, and the remainder of the supporting cast did some solid work.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were all good and the film felt like it had a nice budget. Physical effects were also nicely done. Overall the film had a quality, solid feel. Dialogue was good with nice banter between Mick and Phillippe. Sound and soundtrack were both well done.
In summary, The Lincoln Lawyer is a nicely done, entertaining crime drama that holds interest well. The plot may not seem very unique but some nice twists keep it fresh in the end.
With violence, foul language, and some sexual content this should be fine for older teens and above.
The Lincoln Lawyer is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
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