Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Lincoln Lawyer

Posted by Strlady at 5:00 AM
Last night my sister and I went to the movies. Quite a treat in the middle of the week but when you have a coupon that expires the next day... well you make time to go.

We saw The Lincoln Lawyer and I was very surprised. The movie was actually VERY good. I was surprised because I'm not a huge fan of Matthew McConaughey. He just doesn't do it for me but he was excellent in this movie and I find it a shame that the movie was not promoted properly.

This movie is based on the book of the same name by Michael Connelly. I have the book on my TBR pile and had loaded it on my iPod to listen to it - now I'll have to pick up the other book in the series because the movie left me wanting more from the character McConaughey played.

From Wikipedia:
Moderately successful criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller operates around Los Angeles County out of a Lincoln Town Car driven by a former client working off his legal fees (hence the title). While most clients are drug dealers and gangsters, the story focuses on an unusually important case of wealthy Los Angeles realtor Louis Roulet accused of assault and attempted murder. At first, he appears to be innocent and set up by the female "victim."

However, Roulet's lies and many surprising revelations changes Mickey's original case theory, making him reconsider the situation of Jesus Menendez, a former client serving time in San Quentin State Prison after pleading guilty to a similar and mysteriously related crime.

The movie takes you on a good ride with plenty of twists and turns. Haller is slick and very manipulative but wen he finds himself on the other side of the con, he has to re-evaluate his life and how he does business.

If you have set this one to the side thinking that you can wait for it on video... don't. Go and see it. It is very much worth the trip to the cinema.

5 comments on "The Lincoln Lawyer"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review...just may have to go see this one then!

Brenda on April 7, 2011 at 8:57 AM said...

I have a secret crush on MM. I had that one on my Mommy Time Movie list!Thanks for letting me know I wont be wasting my precious free time on another bomb! =)

orlando dui lawyer on April 8, 2011 at 1:51 AM said...

The Lincoln Lawyer is a fun matinee diversion with bearable characters and decent cinematography.

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Thomas Jackson on July 14, 2014 at 4:37 AM said...

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