Critic Review - Newark Star-Ledger

It would be more fun if the hero were a little more colorful. All Matthew McConaughey's Haller has to his character is his cockiness, and that gets a bit tiresome.

March 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Comments (3)
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Travis Anderson

Are you kidding that Haller isn't fighting for himself? He is caught in what seems like a no win situation. He describes his worst fear early in the movie and discovers that it is coming true. He is fighting for himself. He may not be fighting alcoholism or anything like that, but he is definitely fighting to make right what he did wrong, which I find much more engaging than the cliche of someone battling their alcoholic habits.

Also, to say that the drama never seems vital seems wrong. As said before he is fighting for himself, but he is also fighting for a client he is personally disgusted by at the same time. The drama is very evident maybe not at the beginning when the storyline is being set up, but most definitely towards the middle when it should become obvious.

This was a great movie that was well acted and well written, and I would recommend this to anyone.

Mar 18 - 10:47 PM

Campbell T.

Campbell Taylor

What do you want him to become an artist? He is a lawyer, not exactly a colorful and ostentatious character. You should know lawyers after your divorce, they aren't fun.

Apr 3 - 02:49 AM

Aayush Khanna

Aayush Khanna

wtf ? Are you a critic or what ?
There are different people in the world . Not everybody is "colourful" . Live with it . Infact i loved Haller .

Aug 21 - 08:45 AM

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