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The Lincoln Lawyer Reviews

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January 29, 2018
As far as courtroom dramas are concerned, you'd be hard-pressed to find something as generic as The Lincoln Lawyer.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 30, 2013
A fast-paced intelligent legal thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 22, 2013
It moves as a nice pace, is a smooth ride and doesn't require too much energy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 20, 2013
A much better version of this movie may exist somewhere in the editing-room blender, to be excavated by cine-archeologists of the future.
June 2, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 9, 2013
Matthew McConaughey is the only actor in Hollywood who can swagger while sitting down. This is one role where that works, to perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2012
The whole falls short of the sum of impressive parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 18, 2011
...a perfectly serviceable legal thriller that passes the time and gets the job done...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 9, 2011
Crackles with crisp dialogue, a juicy plot punctuated with titillating twists and turns, and a strong cast of familiar faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2011 of McConaughey's strongest performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 13, 2011
[It's] packed with great performances, intrigue, and gasp-worthy moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 12, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 5, 2011
Emerges as a cool, slick and entertaining courtroom drama with enough punch to hold its own in an overcrowded genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 28, 2011
Well-written, appropriately sour modern crime story.
April 27, 2011
While not as significant as the Oscar nominated "Michael Clayton," "Lincoln" is an efficient and entertaining legal thriller.
April 25, 2011
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.
April 13, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2011
It feels like the best work [McConaughey has] done in years and if there's a sequel I won't mind one bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 3, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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