A fast-paced intelligent legal thriller.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
It moves as a nice pace, is a smooth ride and doesn't require too much energy.
| Original Score: B-
The Lincoln Lawyer has one of the best ensembles of the year. We get a great performance by Matthew McConaughey and a truly exciting story.
| Original Score: 8/10
Matthew McConaughey is the only actor in Hollywood who can swagger while sitting down. This is one role where that works, to perfection.
| Original Score: 3/4
| Original Score: B
...a perfectly serviceable legal thriller that passes the time and gets the job done...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Crackles with crisp dialogue, a juicy plot punctuated with titillating twists and turns, and a strong cast of familiar faces.
| Original Score: 3/5
...one of McConaughey's strongest performances.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
[It's] packed with great performances, intrigue, and gasp-worthy moments.
Sprinkled with just enough humor to keep from getting too self-serious, it's briskly paced and gives McConaughey's fans something to brag about... Again.
| Original Score: B+
Emerges as a cool, slick and entertaining courtroom drama with enough punch to hold its own in an overcrowded genre.
That this mystery-thriller doesn't add up ‒ feels more than a little contrived ‒ says something about compromises made to keep the filmgoer from recoiling from the heel hero.
Well-written, appropriately sour modern crime story.
While not as significant as the Oscar nominated "Michael Clayton," "Lincoln" is an efficient and entertaining legal thriller.
A delicious but not too-smooth take on LA noir. Tight shots keep us close to the ratcheting action, and there are just the right bits of grit, and the right pace to the twists, to make The Lincoln Lawyer a steadily seat-gripping cinematic cruise.
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It feels like the best work [McConaughey has] done in years and if there's a sequel I won't mind one bit.
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.
A solid thriller with McConaughey doing what he does best.
The Lincoln Lawyer is a well-crafted, well-cast adaptation of Michael Connelly's best-selling novel, shot on interesting Los Angeles locations. It's a crime thriller with...
| Original Score: 2.1/2