The Lincoln Lawyer Reviews

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April 1, 2011
It's nice to see McConaughey getting relatively serious instead of coasting through yet another witless romcom, with or without Kate Hudson.
March 31, 2011
The film does take some predictable turns - even with its "surprise" twist - but it's a perfectly enjoyable time killer.
March 26, 2011
It's really just a solid courtroom drama, but these days moviegoers should take what they can get.
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 22, 2011
It's a slick, cleverly plotted thriller with plenty of twists, smart hard-boiled dialogue and fine supporting performances...
March 18, 2011
There's a reason potboiler paperbacks don't make good movies -- there's too much outlandish plot, even for Hollywood.
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March 18, 2011
Just when you thought Matthew McConaughey had settled into pre-retirement content to play the (dry-aged) beefcake in a string of dippy romantic comedies, the actor comes roaring back with some real acting.
March 18, 2011
That the premise of the film doesn't make a ton of sense shouldn't dissuade you if you're in the mood for a little escape.
March 18, 2011
The Lincoln Lawyer is not a feat of genre-breaking design. But it is a well-oiled machine.
March 18, 2011
The ride can be a bit bumpy, but The Lincoln Lawyer gets you where you're going.
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
This is rock-solid entertainment. McConaughey, a cunning mesmerizer in the courtroom, steers this Lincoln into what could be a hell-raising franchise.
March 18, 2011
Matthew McConaughey, freed at last from several awful movies, seizes his chance impressively.
March 18, 2011
"The Lincoln Lawyer" just may have the makings of a terrific franchise, if only because it finds McConaughey so clearly in his comfort zone after a string of forgettable romantic comedies and action pictures.
March 18, 2011
Calling big-screen legal thriller "The Lincoln Lawyer" the best TV pilot I've seen in a while really isn't meant as a putdown -- the truth is, there's more good stuff on the tube these days than in theaters, especially at this time of the year.
March 18, 2011
Fellow jurors, let's remember The Lincoln Lawyer at its best and deliver a generous verdict -- an innocent entertainment, with extenuating circumstances.
March 18, 2011
One of the year's most delightful Hollywood surprises.
March 18, 2011
The spotlight is firmly on McConaughey, but he earns all the attention.
March 18, 2011
It marches at an efficient pace, but there's too much collateral damage to believability.
March 18, 2011
"The Lincoln Lawyer" is workmanlike, engagingly acted and entertaining.
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