Monday, August 22, 2011

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Director: Brad Furman. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillipe, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, Frances Fisher. 118 min. Rated R. Crime/Drama.

A hotshot (dirty) lawyer finds himself in very deep doo doo, as he's manipulated into defending a filthy-rich punk whom he highly suspects to be guilty as charged. With a noteworthy ensemble cast, has several amusing screenplay twists; but A Few Good Men set the bar on courtroom dramas so high, any court's cross-questioning twist pales in comparison. And I wasn't convinced how signficant the lawyer's Lincoln automobile was to the story, to justify fitting it into the film's title - unless they're planning on stereotyping the character for future sequels.

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