The Lincoln Lawyer Reviews
Maybe my legal sense is poor, but why can't Haller drop Roulet as a client after he visits Martinez in San Quentin and realises he's been set up? I staggered through until the demise of William H Macy's character and then had no real reason to watch this one out. Plot too forced and ultimately unconvincing.
I'm reluctant to say that this is a case of style over substance as there's not necessarily a lack of depth here. Rather, it's just that there isn't anything stand-out. The performances are solid and the film has an interesting style generally. Further, the plot has enough to keep you interested and the film's two hours pass quite easily.
Still, there's nothing about this that goes beyond the term 'serviceable'. If you're a fan of the genre then that will be more than enough but, if instead (like me), you expect something a little more cutting-edge from your courtroom movies, then this may leave you feeling a little underwhelmed.