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.
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, 2012
The whole falls short of the sum of impressive parts.
March 31, 2011
This slick but uncharismatic cat-and-mouse game between maverick lawyer and rich client, is courtroom drama far too fascinated by its own sense of cool to be anything more than easy on the mind television
March 27, 2011
A cheesy, hard-boiled police procedural, tracing its antecedents back to Raymond Chandler.
March 24, 2011
This just looks like a cop show.
March 24, 2011
It has nothing to do with the capital of Nebraska or the former president. While you're watching it, though, you'll wish it did.
March 20, 2011
Who knew cheesy one-liners and pro-bono work could simultaneously represent the worst impulses Hollywood has to offer.
March 20, 2011
This is a grand vehicle for McConaughey.
March 19, 2011
As nondescript as its title, Brad Furman's slick legal mystery, adapted from a Michael Connelly novel, plays like an above-average TV pilot until it gets greedy and runs 20 minutes too long.
March 18, 2011
occasionally approaches the gritty, profane, and darkly wise legal thriller that it wants to be, but never quite knows how to get there
March 18, 2011
There's a reason potboiler paperbacks don't make good movies -- there's too much outlandish plot, even for Hollywood.
March 18, 2011
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
A slice of sub-Grisham silliness that offers nothing that even the most casual consumers of legal thrillers haven't seen a dozen times before
March 18, 2011
The next step in Matthew McConaughey's inevitable march to network television is The Lincoln Lawyer, a pilot disguised as a feature-length movie, with an entire season's arc crammed into two hours.
March 18, 2011
After getting through its three different climaxes, each one more ridiculous than the last, the film supposedly settles into its moral statement about a man who learned his lesson and is now ready to do pro bono work for drug farmers.
March 18, 2011
With at least three-too-many endings, paper-thin supporting characters, and predictable twists, The Lincoln Lawyer doesn't deliver as a thriller even if its title character is one of the most interesting of the year to date.
March 18, 2011
...the film is mildly diverting, even if it's a "Jagged Edge" (1985) wannabe and wears its manifold cliches on its sleeve.
March 18, 2011
It marches at an efficient pace, but there's too much collateral damage to believability.
March 17, 2011
By the time the climactic courtroom scene ... arrives, much has happened to little effect.
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