The Lincoln Lawyer Synopsis
A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
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NPR

By Ella Taylor
If The Lincoln Lawyer has nothing new of substance to offer in its tale of life on the judicial margins, it has relaxed L.A. atmosphere to...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
A smart, juicy entertainment, but it's the kind of straight-up legal drama that hinges entirely on crafty storytelling and across-the-board...
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75

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Furman keeps the drama taut when it needs to be, and loosens the reins easily when it's time to kick back - he has good control over the...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Shamelessly entertaining.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Plot leaps that are fun on paper look generic on screen; here's another lawyer movie in which the characters are only as interesting as the...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An L.A.-based story with more turns and curves than a Hollywood canyon.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This is rock-solid entertainment. McConaughey, a cunning mesmerizer in the courtroom, steers this Lincoln into what could be a hell-raising...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film is only "superior" though, not great. The themes feel shopworn and devotee of crime fiction can point to the any number of...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Formulaic enough to suggest that franchise would be B level at best, a TV series at worst. But it's also just good enough to make you want...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There's a reason potboiler paperbacks don't make good movies - there's too much outlandish plot, even for Hollywood.
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Great Book and Movie

By jvillerocker
Having read the book and being a big fan of the author, I was kind of skeptical of Matthew M. playing the lead role of this movie. I have to say that watching the movie, Matthew M. hit a home run...

Cool McConaughey Movie

By rockydoggies
I liked it. It opens with some cool soul and swagger, but that theme leaves after 3 minutes and never returns, that's too bad. Then the film gets interesting with its mystery and suspense. It's not...

Five Word Review

By LoboOC
Connelly comes to the movies!...

We loved it!

By Nevertoomanymovies
Matthew has never been better in a movie. Slick and full of personality, style and emotion. Marissa is always great and beautiful. There were many twists and turns-so many I was not able to even...

Lincoln Lawyer

By sunandsandgirl
Entertaining, good twists, kept your interest. Enjoyed it....

Great movie! Matthew should win an award!

By mlehua
I saw the previews on another DVD rental and rented it when it came out. IT IS AWESOME! My husband and I enjoyed the mystery of it and thought Matthew McConaughey did a great job with this role. I...

Almost As Good As The Book

By I_AmLegendary
While this movie cuts alot from the book it is still a great movie. The best movie Matthew McConaughey has done since A Time To Kill hands down. Great cast who used very little but did so much with...

Don't Miss This One!

By jharris206
First of all, I have always liked movies in which Matthew McConaughey stars. This movie has a lot of twist and turns. I wasn't able to guess the ending midway through as happens in many movies. ...

The Lincoln Lawyer review

By gruvnfunk
Such a great lawyer movie!...

The Lincoln Lawyer

By Jandbg
A good movie, sometimes confusing but always entertaining. Good acting and pleasant character grouping. William Macey play a good role very well. Of course Matthew is brilliant and Marissa is cute...

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Rated R | For Some violence, sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Legal thriller entertains but is too dark, heavy for kids.
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