March 22, 2011
The Lincoln Lawyer
The biggest draw of this film is the action and drama. This starts with some courtroom drama as we are introduced to Mick Haller's style. But as the film continues the drama moves from mental intensity to edge-of-your-seat action. This twist between mental and physical drama keeps the viewers engaged in many different ways.
The other positive aspect of this film is McConaughey's acting. He is usually a part of light-hearted, shallow films. This film is much more in depth and powerful than other films he has been in recently. He perfectly portrays this smooth lawyer that has very unconventional methods of bringing his clients to justice. He also struggles emotionally in this film with making sure the guilty are punished and the innocent are vindicated. This film could have been severely weakened with poor acting in this role. The Lincoln Lawyer would have been a poor film without McConaughey's believable and impressive performance.
Overall, I don't think you are going to see The Lincoln Lawyer on the list of best films of 2011. However, it is very dramatic, mentally and physically, emotional, and has great acting. I would definitely recommend it. I struggle to determine if it's necessary to see it in theaters. Right now it is probably the best films in theaters. If you are looking for a quality film on your night out, this would be a great choice.
Posted by Lauren at 10:59 PM