The Lincoln Lawyer Reviews

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February 16, 2019
The Lincoln Lawyer doesn't get as down and dirty and thoughtful as its source material, but it is consistently entertaining and engaging, knowing how to make us worry, then cheer. Overall, it's a courtroom victory.
January 28, 2019
Adapted from Michael Connelly's writing, The Lincoln Lawyer is a legal puzzle with multiple plot twists that will keep unraveling till the end.
January 8, 2019
Based on the novel by Michael Connelly -- the first in a franchise -- this one has crisper dialogue than most [legal thrillers].
January 29, 2018
As far as courtroom dramas are concerned, you'd be hard-pressed to find something as generic as The Lincoln Lawyer.
June 30, 2013
A fast-paced intelligent legal thriller.
June 22, 2013
It moves as a nice pace, is a smooth ride and doesn't require too much energy.
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.
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.
June 2, 2012
The whole falls short of the sum of impressive parts.
February 18, 2012
December 18, 2011
...a perfectly serviceable legal thriller that passes the time and gets the job done...
September 9, 2011
Crackles with crisp dialogue, a juicy plot punctuated with titillating twists and turns, and a strong cast of familiar faces.
August 16, 2011 of McConaughey's strongest performances.
May 13, 2011
[It's] packed with great performances, intrigue, and gasp-worthy moments.
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.
May 5, 2011
Emerges as a cool, slick and entertaining courtroom drama with enough punch to hold its own in an overcrowded genre.
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.
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.
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