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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

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A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime.

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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,206,453, 20 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,009,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,145,086
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marisa Tomei and William H. Macy have previously played together in Wild Hogs (2007). In both movies, Tomei played a character named Maggie while Macy played one named Frank. See more »

Goofs

When Haller comes home and finds his door ajar, the door opens inwards with the hinges on the left hand side (as viewed from inside the room). He then confronts Roulet and escorts him from the house, but now the door hinges are on the opposite side. See more »

Quotes

Mick Haller: Maggie, you know what I used to be afraid of Maggie?
Maggie McPherson: Yeah, me.
Mick Haller: That I wouldn't recognize innocence. That it would be right there in front of me and I just wouldn't see it.
Maggie McPherson: Yeah...
Mick Haller: I'm not talking about guilty or not guilty; just, just innocence. Know what I'm afraid of now?
[Maggie shakes head]
Mick Haller: Evil. Pure Evil.
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Written by DJ Premier (as Christopher Martin) and Guru (as Keith Elam)
Performed by Gang Starr
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Time Killer
13 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Matthew McConaughey plays the sleazy, street-wise lawyer Mick Haller who at one point exclaims that he 'couldn't believe he was representing an innocent man' which goes to show the types of people he defends. The Lincoln Lawyer follows the story of Haller as he takes on Louis Roulet (Played by Ryan Phillippe) who has been suspected of assault. But as he represents him starts to question the good in what he is doing and the morals of his actions. This is one of McConaughey's finest roles in a long time but is nothing compared to William H. Macy who plays his detective in the case and brings a charismatic and involved attitude, stealing the limelight off of anyone else on screen.

The problems that lie within The Lincoln Lawyer however are the horrible plot points that often appear out of nowhere to do nothing other than twist the story, especially around the halfway mark of the film. Along side this is the constant thought of how this would fit better as a late night television movie, it doesn't feel cinematic enough and the courtroom scene feel like missed opportunities to show this. That being said the film is entertaining enough while it lasts and the actors really throw themselves into their roles, despite the clichéd character development. There are worse ways to kill a few hours.


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