Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Lincoln Lawyer

Matthew McConaughey has left romantic comedies in the dust (for now) and is using his gift of the sly sleazy smile in The Lincoln Lawyer. He plays a shady defense attorney. His clients include rapists, Hell's Angels, etc. But he's also a loyal family man, even though he's not married to his daughter's mother. She's a prosecutor (who implies the reason they aren't together is they are on opposite sides of the law).

The movie itself is a slow burn part courtroom drama, part thriller. It isn't flashy and you're given just enough clues to figure out the crime as Mick (McConaughey) does. There is also a great supporting cast. I was left guessing at every turn. Not an easy thing to accomplish due to my cynical nature. I don't want to get into spoilers, but if you're looking for an adult film to see in theaters, it's this movie, Win Win, or Source Code. Good luck.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?
No, but I suggest you go.

Would you buy it?

Would you rent it?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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