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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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£571,836 (UK) (18 March 2011)

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$57,981,889 (USA) (15 July 2011)
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Trivia

In "The Gods of Guilt", another Mick Haller novel by Michael Connelly, Haller mentions that a film about 'a Lincoln lawyer' has been made, causing an increase in popularity of Town Cars among the judicial practitioners. Neither the storyline, nor the lead actor are specified. See more »

Goofs

At one point in the court case, the bailiff is asked to remove the jury from the courtroom. The door to the courtroom is heard closing off camera, just a split second after several jury members are shown to still be in the courtroom. See more »

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Mick Haller: I checked the list of people I trust and your name ain't on it.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.107 (2011) See more »

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107 Degrees
Written by Citizen Cope (as Clarence Greenwood)
Performed by Citizen Cope
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A thoughtful ride with characters and intriguing conflicts of innocence and guilt
23 March 2011 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

The titular Lincoln lawyer is smooth Mick Haller who is just as smooth as Matthew McConaughey. His sleaziness is entertaining, but his lawyering is smart and intriguing. This film has pretty much the perfect mix of a smart plot, with inventive twists, amusing one-liners, and captivating thought-out characters.

Limited action and instead using characters who have an actual story, we get a film that sets itself above its competitors. A charming, but also smart and strong, Matthew McConaughey introduces us to a lawyer who has a few inner turmoils that develop along with the plot. There may be a few too many twists in the story (and with the camera), but the evolution of McConaughey's Haller is rather subtle and not cliché.

Questions of innocence versus guilt surround Louis (Ryan Phillippe) as Haller agrees to take on his case. But as the case starts to collide with incidents of the past, present and future, similar questions of guilt and innocence start plaguing Haller, his other clients, and the other lawyers. The fact that all these other characters are played by great actors only increases the entertainment value of this film. I highly recommend taking a thoughtful ride with "The Lincoln Lawyer".


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