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The Lincoln Lawyer

(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Lincoln Lawyer
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Michael 'Mick' Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money payoff swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis Includes bibliographical references and index.of conscience for Haller.
Title: The lincoln lawyer
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Publisher: [United States] : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2011]
Notes: Special features: Making the case: creating the Lincoln lawyer ; Michael Connelly: at home on the road ; One on one with Matthew McConaughey and Michael Connelly ; deleted scenes
Originally released as a motion picture
Based on the book by Michael Connelly
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Summary: Michael 'Mick' Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money payoff swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis Includes bibliographical references and index.of conscience for Haller.
Audience: Rating R for some violence, sexual content and language
Local Note: (07/11) jp
Branch Call Number: DVD F LIN
Statement of Responsibility: Lakeshore Entertainment ; director, Brad Furman
Current Frequency: v
Organization of Materials: d
Performers: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bob Gunton, Frances Fisher, Bryan Cranston, William H. Macy.
System Details: DVD ; widescreen ; 5.1 Dobly digital
Other Language: English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles ; Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Trials (Murder) Drama Defense (Criminal procedure) Drama Attorney and client California California Los Angeles Drama
Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Legal films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Topical Term: Trials (Murder)
Defense (Criminal procedure)
Attorney and client
Publisher No: 30667
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Michael 'Mick' Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime. However, what initially appears to b... Read More »


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Aug 04, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is one of those films that keep the audience truly engaged from beginning to end.

Apr 03, 2014
  • auntof3sjb rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Just watched this movie. Matthew Mc is dynamite in this movie. Very slick!

Mar 29, 2014
  • QED rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Just read the book and now saw the movie. The movie was very good but always difficult to match the book for detail, All in all a good movie for a Saturday nights entertainment.

Feb 24, 2014
  • beckythecat1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

light entertainment. good for a Sunday evening to get ready for the week day schedule.

Feb 11, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This turned out to be a very good movie. Some real good twists in the movie, good acting and decent story. Well worth the watch.

Nov 12, 2013
  • CovertOne rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent...
McConaughy works.
This is a good movie.
Check it out.

Nov 10, 2013
  • jds1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this movie. Interesting plot. Had to keep track of who was involved in what, who did what. Nice little sub plot.

I was surprised by how quickly this movie engaged me. Familiar story, it's been done before, but gripping just the same. If you like anything about noir you will like this one.

Apr 27, 2013
  • melek rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I watched this because of Bert's recommendation of the soundtrack, and so thought it might be cool. Whoa was I wrong. Bad acting, horrible cinematography (like a two-decade-old-tv-show), and a story line that has been seen 100's of times before (rich kid thinks he can get away with anything 'cause he's rich, and I would like to say he got his in the end, but 1: You knew the whole story from the first 3 mins, and 2: the end was wrapped up in a totally silly way (gee, some guy in hospital for 1 day and when he get's out the bad-guy has already been sentenced to the death penalty.) This is truly a pathetic movie. And by the way, that supposedly great soundtrack? Not one song plays for more than 15-20 seconds, leaving us to view the stupid camera shots and listen to the vapid writing. And as for the character being slick or charismatic, he is neither. He's an oaf who dumped his wife but still expects her to cover his a** which she dutifully does.

Mar 20, 2013
  • BertBailey rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Matthew McConaughey has never impressed me on chat shows and especially after watching Sahara, a glossy but dreadfully commercial flick he starred in. I see him as a smart aleck with abs, a presumably winning smile and, if that, not much else but an apparently spectacular ego. Maybe gals go for that these days…? (Then again, his career has never matched all the hype, so maybe they don’t after all.) The cast includes the marvellous Wm Macy, Frances Fisher, John Leguizamo, Bryan Cranston and Marisa Tomei. These last three could have been put to far better use; even Macy's part is too small for such a huge talent. Worst of all, the bewildered Ryan Phillippe's overacting is often very hard to bear.I don’t think it’s the contrast with my low expectations that made me so surprised about The Lincoln Lawyer. In fact, I found it turn into something of a winner: a tautly-plotted noirish California thriller with some suspense and a few interesting twists.Despite all my misgivings, it's a film to catch. My jury about McConaughey has just been sequestered for renewed deliberations: he’s no Mitchum, but he manages well in this role. I’m certainly also going to see what the director, Brad Furman, has put out, since in this he cobbles together something slick and worthy. Finally, but not least, I’m going to chase down Michael Connelly, the writer, who knows how to twist a plot into deft but plausible pretzels. Recommended.

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Feb 24, 2014
  • beckythecat1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

beckythecat1 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jan 19, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 10, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A sleazy defense attorney must choose how to deal with a wealthy client accused of a hideous crime who seems to have a plan to beat the justice system.

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Jan 19, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: sexual content

Jan 19, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Some

Jan 19, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Lots of it.

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“It’s best to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” -Abraham Lincoln

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.”
-Abraham Lincoln

Sep 10, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"You're nobody 'till somebody shoots you."

Sep 10, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"I checked the list of people I trust and your name ain't on it."

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Aug 26, 2011
  • vmxoxo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I Remember - Deadmau5 & Kaskade

This song plays during a pivotal revelation in the film. This song is so cool like that.

Find it at PPL

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