Here’s my review of “The Lincoln Lawyer” from KTKA-49.
Matthew McConaughey takes a break from formulaic romantic comedies to star in “The Lincoln Lawyer,” which is frankly, a nice change of pace for him.
McConaughey wields his usual confidence and charm to smarmy effect as Mick Haller, a defense lawyer who works out of his town car, but gets a pretty-high profile client in the form of a young, rich Ryan Phillippe. Somewhere buried under his tough veneer, Mick has a heart, but he’s not always a likable guy, and that’s part of what gives the movie its edge.
The washed-out look of the film and jittery handheld camerawork makes the underbelly of LA appropriately dangerous, and a fine supporting cast including William H. Macy and Marisa Tomei give the “The Lincoln Lawyer” some extra credibility as well.
In a nice twist, the central mystery of the plot is solved about halfway through the movie and it then becomes about some clever legal maneuvering on Mick’s part. It’s not breaking new ground, but “The Lincoln Lawyer” is a good, solid legal thriller.