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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Movie Review: Lincoln Lawyer

For Stacy's dad's birthday we ventured out to check out the new Matthew McConaughey film, "The Lincoln Lawyer." The movie is based off a book by Michael Connelly, who my mom started reading a few years back and said that she enjoyed, so we were looking forward to the movie. It also didn't hurt that the last time we remember McConaughey playing a lawyer in a movie, "A Time to Kill," it was a great movie.

So it is not just a clever title for the movie, McConaughey's character, Mickey Haller, is a lawyer who conducts most of his business from the back of his old school back Lincoln Town Car, funny enough driven by an ex-client who is working off his legal fees. Right off the bat who can tell this will be a good movie from the music alone, the movie kicks off with "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" by Bobby 'Blue' Bland. The movie centers around a brutal beating of a prostitute by a rich boy from Hollywood. The movie definitely does not flow as you think it will after about 45 minutes in, it goes a completely different way. The movie has an all-star cast with Marisa Tomei (ex-wife), Ryan Phillipe (rich boy), William H. Macy (investigator), Josh Lucas (DA), Josh Leguizamo (bondsman) and Trace Adkins.

The movie has a lot of twists and turns and never slows down, you do not even notice that it runs for right at 2 hours, which by today's standards seems to be a long movie. I recommend that everyone sees this movie, it is worth the $10-12. Overall I really like the movie and give it 4 out of 5 beers.

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