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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  18 March 2011 (USA)
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A defense attorney has a crisis of conscience when he represents a wealthy client who has a foolproof plan to beat the system.

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Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated R for some violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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18 March 2011 (USA)  »

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The Lincoln Lawyer  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£571,836 (UK) (18 March 2011)

Gross:

$57,981,889 (USA) (15 July 2011)
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Frances Fisher began filming her scenes in LA the day after she finished filming for Sedona (2011) on July 28th, 2010. See more »

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When Mick arrives at his house at night and the door is partially open, it closes from the right (door knob would be on the left outside, and right from the inside). When he goes to close it after the brief meeting, it closes from the left. See more »

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Eddie Vogel: You really shoot your client's mother?
Mick Haller: Damn right I did. She shot me first.
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Twisted and Manipulative an addictive thriller...
21 March 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

That's a nice movie to watch. All the audience was mature when I went to watch it. So for the kids, could be kind boring but if you are over 20's and like twisted lawyers cases, you will like it. This is a movie you could see in some American series that are on television these days. But I like how the way they made it for the big screen. Didn't know what quite to expect but it never let me off the hook! The story was interesting throughout all the various developments. Matthew McConaughey was truly convincing and believable as was the entire cast. Enjoyed seeing a manipulative, weasel like defence lawyer with some redeemable qualities. There was some flaws in the screen play and the dialogues but it doesn't ruin the movie. The supporting cast ; Marisa Tomei , Josh Lucas & Ryan Phillipe were absolutely amazing it's one of the best ensemble cast ever... Overall 8/10 enjoyed it a lot...


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