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The Lincoln Lawyer -- In Los Angeles, Mickey Haller (McConaughey) is a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car. And while his latest case could be his most high-paying in years, it also brings him close to unexpected evil.
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The Lincoln Lawyer -- In Los Angeles, Mickey Haller (McConaughey) is a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car. And while his latest case could be his most high-paying in years, it also brings him close to unexpected evil.
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Writers (WGA):
John Romano (screenplay)
Michael Connelly (novel)
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18 March 2011 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A defense attorney has a crisis of conscience when he represents a wealthy client who has a foolproof plan to beat the system. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Solid courtroom thriller with excellent performance by Matthew McConaughey and a five-twist ending... See more (189 total) »

Cast

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Matthew McConaughey ... Mick Haller

Marisa Tomei ... Maggie McPherson

Ryan Phillippe ... Louis Roulet

William H. Macy ... Frank Levin

Josh Lucas ... Ted Minton

John Leguizamo ... Val Valenzuela

Michael Peña ... Jesus Martinez

Bob Gunton ... Cecil Dobbs

Frances Fisher ... Mary Windsor

Bryan Cranston ... Detective Lankford

Trace Adkins ... Eddie Vogel

Laurence Mason ... Earl

Margarita Levieva ... Reggie Campo

Pell James ... Lorna

Shea Whigham ... Corliss

Katherine Moennig ... Gloria

Michael Paré ... Detective Kurlen

Michaela Conlin ... Detective Sobel

Mackenzie Aladjem ... Hayley Haller

Reggie Baker ... Judge Fullbright
Javier Grajeda ... Bailiff Reynaldo

David Castro ... Harold Casey

Conor O'Farrell ... Judge Orton Powell
Charles Hirsch ... Prosecutor (as Charlie Hirsch)
Roland Feliciano ... Biker

Jeff Cole ... Van Nuys Judge (as Jeffrey Cole)
Andrew Staes ... Maggie's Co-Counsel

Donnie Smith ... Sticks

Erin Carufel ... Leslie Faire

Sam Upton ... Officer Maxwell

Matthew Moreno ... Officer #2

L. Emille Thomas ... Officer #3
Kate Mulligan ... Minton's Secretary
Edwin Dunn ... Golfer #1
Eric Huus ... Golfer #2
Rick Filkins ... Golfer #3

Melanie Molnar ... Junior Prosecutor
Stephanie Mace ... Diner Waitress

Yari De Leon ... Donna Renteria (as Yari Deleon)

Christian George ... San Quentin Guard

Randy Mulkey ... Bartender

Scott J. Wood ... L.A. Rehab Guard (as Scott Wood)

Earl Carroll ... Court Clerk

Melanie Benz ... Assistant DA

Eric Etebari ... Charles Talbot
Sharyn Bamber ... Court Stenographer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jose Acevedo ... LAPD Officer (uncredited)

Keion Adams ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Robert Amstler ... L.A. County Sheriff (uncredited)
Monica Cabral ... Waitress (uncredited)

James Chiello ... Soccer Player (uncredited)

Matt Cinquanta ... Frank's Partner (uncredited)

Darius Cottrell ... Lock-Up Baliff (uncredited)

Matilda Del Toro ... Officer (uncredited)

Mark Casimir Dyniewicz ... Mugshot Suspect (uncredited)

Kim Farris ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Shannon Garnett ... Holding Cell Prisoner (uncredited)
Seth C. Harris ... Inglewood PD #3 (uncredited)

Rebecca Jordan ... Diner Waitress (uncredited)

Ron Kari ... Biker (uncredited)

Keith Middlebrook ... Donald Solmor (uncredited)

Carlos Miranda ... Juror (uncredited)

Geoff Pilkington ... Courtroom Attorney (uncredited)

James Rejent ... Bartender (uncredited)

Drew Sherman ... Juror (uncredited)

Greg Siff ... Orderly (uncredited)

Sophia Strauss ... Soccer Player (uncredited)

GJ Tiari ... Law Student (uncredited)
Ryan Van de Kamp Buchanan ... Paramedic (uncredited)

Rachel Wittman ... Maggie's Friend (uncredited)
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Directed by
Brad Furman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Romano (screenplay)

Michael Connelly (novel)

Produced by
Ted Gidlow .... co-producer
David Kern .... executive producer
Sidney Kimmel .... producer
Gary Lucchesi .... producer
Eric Reid .... executive producer
Tom Rosenberg .... producer
Scott Steindorff .... producer
Bruce Toll .... executive producer
Richard S. Wright .... producer (as Richard Wright)
 
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
David Torn (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Lukas Ettlin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeff McEvoy 
 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Tricia Wood 
 
Production Design by
Charisse Cardenas 
 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Nye 
 
Costume Design by
Erin Benach 
 
Makeup Department
Ralph M. Abalos .... additional hair stylist (as Ralph Abalos)
Germicka Barclay .... additional hair stylist
David Forrest .... makeup artist: Ms.Tomei
Melanie Hughes .... makeup department head (as Melanie Hughes-Weaver)
Mike Mekash .... special effects makeup artist (as Michael Mekash)
Vickie Mynes .... additional hair stylist
Robin L. Neal .... key makeup artist (as Robin Luce)
Barbara Olvera .... hair department head
Patrice Ryan .... additional makeup artist
Christien Tinsley .... designer and creator: special makeup effects
Laine Trzinski .... key hair stylist
Corina Woodcock .... makeup artist
K. Troy Zestos .... additional hair stylist (as Troy Zestos)
Jenni Brown Greenberg .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lee Gren .... specialty tattoo artist: Tinsley Studio (uncredited)
Robin Myriah Hatcher .... special makeup effects production coordinator: Tinsley Studio (uncredited)
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Bob Smithson .... contact lens technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Steve Demko .... post-production supervisor
Ted Gidlow .... unit production manager
Michael Paseornek .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Bamber .... first assistant director
Peter Dress .... second assistant director (as Pete Dress)
Lauren Pasternack .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Gregory F Anderson .... art department production assistant (as Greg Anderson)
Scott M. Anderson .... assistant property master
Joe Barden .... location propmaker foreman
Tamar Barnoon .... buyer
Corey Belt .... assistant property master
Bill Benavides .... set dresser
John Bevan Jr. .... set dresser (as John M. Bevan Jr.)
Bridget Cardenas .... stand-by painter: additional photography, Los Angeles (as Bridgette Cardenas)
Ryan Cassidy .... set dresser
Sarah Contant .... set designer
Sarah Rae Davidson .... art department production assistant (as Sarah davidson)
Steven DeSantis .... construction coordinator (as Steve De Santis)
Doug Devine .... set dresser
R. Scott Doran .... lead person
Sean Dougherty .... painter
David Goldstein .... lead scenic artist (as Dave Goldstein)
John Hinkle .... painter
Mitchell W. Katzman .... on-set dresser (as Mitchell Katzman)
Marc Meisels .... set dresser
Paul Pastorelli .... gang boss
Michael Peritz .... set dresser
Tom Purser .... construction general foreman
Adee Serrao .... set decoration coordinator
Michael Sexton .... property master (as Mike Sexton)
Dave Slattery .... labor foreman
Jake Slattery .... laborer
James Triphon .... toolman
Nathan Watson .... painter
Ken White .... propmaker foreman
Laura Whitehead .... art department coordinator
Justin DeSantis .... construction production assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Deb Adair .... supervising sound mixer (as Deborah Adair)
Bryan Arenas .... dolby consultant
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
Craig Dollinger .... boom operator
Aaron Grice .... cable person
Jeff Gross .... foley mixer
Dennis Johnson .... sound mix technician
Amy Kane .... foley artist
Lisa J. Levine .... adr supervisor
Lisa J. Levine .... dialogue supervisor
Jon Lipman .... foley editor
Martin Lopez .... sound effects editor (as Martin J. Lopez)
Sean Massey .... assistant sound editor
Steven Morrow .... sound mixer (as Steven A. Morrow)
Kevin Nanaumi .... assistant sound editor
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Jussi Tegelman .... sound effects editor
Billy Theriot .... adr mixer
Steven Ticknor .... supervising sound editor
Steven Ticknor .... supervising sound mixer
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
David Weisberg .... adr mixer (as David A. Weisberg)
Chato Hill .... dialogue editor (uncredited )
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects coordinator
Ryan Senecal .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Erika Abrams .... visual effects production coordinator: Furious FX
Eric D. Christensen .... visual effects supervisor
Erin M. Cullen .... rotoscope artist: Furious FX
Justin Daneman .... visual effects supervisor: Celluloid VFX
Scott Dougherty .... visual effects executive producer: Furious FX
Juan Galva .... junior compositing artist: Celluloid VFX
Holger Hummel .... visual effects editor: Celluloid VFX
Ben Kilgore .... cg artist: Furious FX
Marcin Kummer .... digital compositor: Celluloid VFX
Michael Landgrebe .... cg supervisor: Celluloid VFX
Krystine Lankenau .... compositor: Furious FX (as Kristine Lankenau)
David Lingenfelser .... executive visual effects supervisor: Furious FX
James McQuaide .... visual effects supervisor
Landon Medeiros .... compositor: Furious FX (as Landon Medeiros)
James Notari .... visual effects artist: Sub/Par Pix
Sean O'Connor .... compositor: Furious FX
Gary Oldroyd .... visual effects artist: Sub/Par Pix
Chris Serenil .... computer services manager: Furious FX (as Christopher Serenil)
Tony Sgueglia .... visual effects production assistant: Furious FX
Mark Shoaf .... cg supervisor: Furious FX
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects associate producer: Furious FX (as Tiffany A. Smith)
Tracy Takahashi .... visual effects producer: Furious FX
Tommy Tran .... compositor: Furious FX
Kevin Del Colle .... digital film scanner (uncredited)
James P. Noon .... tracking (uncredited)
Sean Rowe .... digital film scanner (uncredited)
Prateep Siamwalla .... tracking (uncredited)
Xye .... tracking (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Robert Alonzo .... stunts
Kevin Derr .... stunts
Jessika Graff .... stunts (as Jessica Graff)
Gary Kasper .... stunts
Tara Macken .... stunts
Mark Norby .... stunt coordinator
Monte Rex Perlin .... stunts (as Monte Perlin)
Suzanne Reed .... stunts
Justin Riemer .... stunts
Tim Sitarz .... stunts
Kevin Derr .... stunt double: Ryan Phillippe (uncredited)
Tony Sagastizado I .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Sitarz .... stunt double: Trace Adkins (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
Thomas Baehr .... grip
Minh Bahnsen .... rigging grip
Craig Brown .... grip
Michael Burgess .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Brian Cantrell .... lighting technician
Richard L. Carden .... dolly grip: "a" camera (as Rick Carden)
Scott Carden .... grip
Ricky Carrillo .... rigging lighting technician (as Rick Carrillo)
Mario Casarez .... grip
Mike Connors .... lighting technician (as Michael Connors)
Mike Connors .... electrician
Robert B. Dechellis .... rigging best boy (as Bobby Dechellis)
Brian Evans .... lighting technician
Krystina Figg .... grip
Kim Guthrie .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
John Hoffma .... rigging lighting technician
Jonathan Huckin .... still photographer: opening credits
Milan Janicin .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Milan 'Miki' Janicin)
Dan Jones .... electrician
Tommy Klines .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Hilary Klym .... rigging best boy
Ryan Kunkleman .... digital imaging technician
Len Levine .... chief lighting technician
Michael Lowrance .... assistant chief lighting technician
Brian Lukas .... rigging gaffer
Gregory Lundsgaard .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Gregory Lundsgaard .... steadicam operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Lee Majors .... lighting technician (as Lee Majors II.)
Brian Minzlaff .... lighting technician
Lance Nicholls .... rigging lighting technician (as Lance R. Nicholls)
Nolan Pratt .... rigging grip
Rick Pratt .... key rigging grip
Joel Randel .... grip
Joshua Reis .... camera operator: "c" camera (as Josh Reis)
Eric Sagot .... rigging electrician
Craig Scagnetti .... electrician
David Schmalz .... video assist operator
Jim Shelton .... key grip (as James Shelton)
Don Steinberg .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Troy Steinmetz .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Brent Studler .... lighting technician
Adam Sudtell .... grip
Jon Sudtell .... best boy grip
Ignacio Woolfolk .... rigging grip (as Ignatio Woolfolk)
Keith Davis .... electrician (uncredited)
Josh Friz .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Renée George .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Gary Lowrance .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Lyle Robbins .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Christopher White .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Erin Toner .... casting associate
Wendy Washbrook .... extras casting (as Wendy Treese)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Crosby .... costumer
Juliet Hyde-White .... key costumer
Linda Matthews .... wardrobe supervisor
Lindsay McKay .... assistant costume designer
Mustapha Mimis .... costumer
Hana Rausalova .... costumer
Sarah Springer .... costume assistant
Cesha Ventre .... costumer
Amy Brownson .... specialty costume fabricator (uncredited)
Ashley Rhodes .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Dane Bergerson .... digital intermediate color assistant (as Dane Burgerson)
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate technologist
Siggy Ferstl .... digital intermediate colorist
Dan Goslee .... digital intermediate color assistant
Shane Harris .... additional colorist
Dylan Hart .... digital camera capture lab
Matthew W. Johnson .... digital intermediate editor
Danya Joseph .... first assistant editor
Liza Kerlin .... digital intermediate producer
Jackie Lee .... digital intermediate executive
Harry Muller .... color timer
James Notari .... dailies supervisor
Eric Potter .... first assistant editor
Stephen Regnier .... render technician: Company 3
Paul Sage .... digital intermediate color assistant
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate executive producer
Brian Scott Steele .... post-production assistant (as Brian Steele)
Devin Sterling .... digital intermediate head of production
David Reale .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Ian Sullivan .... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kim Carroll .... musician: guitar
Eric Craig .... music supervisor
Ron Finn .... additional music editor
Peter Freeman .... musician: guitar
Seth C. Harris .... music consultant (as Seth Harris)
Chris McGeary .... supervising music editor
Brian McNelis .... music supervisor
Mac Quayle .... music programmer
John Rodd .... scoring mixer
David Torn .... musician: guitar
Gregory Tripi .... score producer
Bryan Lawson .... score consultant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jody Bingenheimer .... driver (as Judy Bingenheimer)
Michael Borreson .... driver
Rod Brodie .... driver
Darin Chisholm .... driver
Michael Connor .... transportation office captain
Robert Defonte .... driver
Angel Desanti .... transportation co-captain
Lee Everett .... driver
Rubén Gutiérrez .... driver (as Ruben Gutierrez)
Geno Hart .... transportation consultant
Darryl Hayes .... driver
Kirk Huston .... transportation captain
Jay Krueger .... driver
Carina Moore .... driver
Jeffrey L. Moore .... driver (as Jeffrey Moore)
G. Wesley Ponsford .... driver (as Wesley Ponsford)
Alejandro Reynoso .... driver
Michael J. Riegle .... driver
Derek Severson .... driver
Bill Thompson .... driver (as William Thompson)
Scott Tyler .... driver
Brad Webert .... driver (as Bradley Webert)
Steven Luke Weible .... driver (as Steve Weible)
Clint White .... driver (as Klint White)
Mike Wilson .... driver
Tony Barattini .... driver: rigging electric (uncredited)
Jack Carpenter .... camera car driver (uncredited)
Esteban Munoz .... mechanic (uncredited)
Kelly Murphy .... driver (uncredited)
Marty Osborne .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Tim Schau .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Greg Anderson .... set production assistant
Joshua Aufrance .... post production accountant
Alfonso Barrientos .... chef
Adam Bayless .... assistant production coordinator (as T. Adam Bayless)
Robert L. Benun .... business and legal affairs: Lakeshore (as Robert Benun)
Kandice Billingsley .... key assistant location manager
Allison Bona .... construction accountant
Billy Bonifield .... production coordinator
Jennifer Brooks .... business and legal affairs: Lakeshore
Jason Buckley .... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Robert Burke .... unit publicist
Jennifer Bydwell .... clearances and product placement
Carrie Cantore .... assistant location manager
John C. Chaney .... assistant: Mr. McConaughey (as John Chaney)
Sarah Cole .... animal wrangler (as Sara Cole)
Elizabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose .... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Michael G. Cruz .... assistant location manager (as Mike Cruz)
Chic Daniel .... consultant: LAPD
Walker Davis .... assistant: Mr. Lucchesi
Ashby de la Plaine .... production support: Lakeshore
Derek Di Biagio .... assistant: Mr. McConaughey (as Derek DiBiaggio)
Guin Dill .... animal wrangler
Britt Draska .... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Kjose Elliott .... production support: Lakeshore
Charlene Feliciano .... finance and accounting: Lakeshore
Matthew J. Gannon .... key set production assistant (as Matt Gannon)
Matthew J. Gannon .... production assistant (as Matt Gannon)
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Jayne Goldsmith .... set production assistant
Jane E. Graves .... key assistant location manager (as Janie Graves)
Matt Halvorson .... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Derek Hayes .... delivery coordinator
Scott Herbst .... development: Lakeshore
Vicki Higgins .... assistant to executive producer
Lynn Hobensack .... business and legal affairs: Lakeshore
Michelle Hoffman .... craft service assistant
Dominique Jaramillo .... set medic (as Dominic Jaramillo)
David Kanuth .... legal advisor: script
Barbara Lane .... first assistant accountant
Robert Lane .... production accountant
Mike Lechner .... international sales: marketing and distribution: Lakeshore
Kimberlee Lucas .... second assistant accountant
Stephanie Mace .... set production assistant
Rob McEntegart .... senior executive vice president: Lionsgate Motion Picture Group
Jeff McEvoy .... title designer: main titles
Mike McKay .... set production assistant
Robert McMinn .... development: Lakeshore
Tal Meirson .... production finance
Ralph B. Meyer .... location manager (as Ralph Meyer)
Rob Mor .... set production assistant
Nathan Morse .... visual consultant
Nick Pistilli .... craft service assistant
Andrew Poston .... assistant: Mr. Furman
Marc Reid .... finance and accounting: Lakeshore
Johnnie Ruth Richey .... accounting clerk
Ruben Rico .... medic: construction (as Ribon Rico)
Matthew Rockel .... production assistant
Margie Rodgers .... business and legal affairs: Lakeshore
Isaac Rubin .... production assistant
Dawn Ryan .... finance and accounting: Lakeshore
Jorge Santos .... chef assistant
Paul Scalisi .... craft service assistant
Phil Scalisi .... craft service
Joanie Selden .... payroll accountant
Jackie Shenoo .... assistant: Mr. Kern and Mr. Gidlow
Tiffany Shinn .... assistant: Mr. Rosenberg
Max Smerling .... assistant: Mr. Reid
Joni Smith .... assistant production coordinator (as Joni 'Cannonball' Smith)
Chris Specht .... product placement: UPP Entertainment Marketing
Sarah Springer .... production assistant
Andrew Staes .... legal advisor: script (as Andy Staes)
Erin Stern .... set production assistant
Seth Thomas .... production support: Lakeshore
Elmer Uceda .... chef assistant
Christopher White .... set production assistant
Nick White .... production assistant
Tony Yacenda .... production assistant
Sean Yopchick .... set production assistant
Benjamin Benedetti .... post facilities manager (uncredited)
Sebastien Betsch .... digital cinema supervisor (uncredited)
Rocky Bonifield .... stand-in: Marisa Tomei (uncredited)
Justin DeSantis .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Chris Humphrey .... body double & stand-in (uncredited)
Greg Knapp .... medic: construction (uncredited)
Laurie Landry .... stand in/photo double: Katherine Moennig (uncredited)
Abbey Lerman .... stand-in (uncredited)
Drew Sherman .... stand-in (uncredited)
Hector Tinoco .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Terri Melkonian .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for some violence, sexual content and language
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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:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Earl:[picking Mick up from the hospital] You're nobody 'till somebody shoots you.See more »
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Soundtrack:
California Soul (Lincoln Lawyer Remix)See more »

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84 out of 106 people found the following review useful.
Solid courtroom thriller with excellent performance by Matthew McConaughey and a five-twist ending..., 25 March 2011
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Agatha Christie would be proud of the five-twist ending to THE LINCOLN LAWYER. The film is clearly top-notch and street smart. It's the most efficient, solidly crafted courtroom thriller since PRIMAL FEAR and WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION. It has so many twists and turns that it's likely that Agatha Christie would be proud of it.

It also reignites the career of Matthew McConaughey as an actor, not just a charismatic star. He manages to be smoothly appealing despite playing a corrupt lawyer who has no scruples in defending guilty clients as long as they provide the cash flow he demands. It's only after defending RYAN PHILLIPPE from a charge of murder and rape that he realizes he does have a few scruples left. And the plot twists provided by the screenwriter John Romano from the novel by Michael Connelly, are deftly handled for maximum shock effect. Brad Furman keeps the direction tight, forceful and swift-moving.

The cast surrounding McConaughey has been selected with care and all of them offer realistic performances. Marisa Tomei is appealing as his ex-wife who knows his shortcomings but is still attracted to him, and William H. Macy delivers a solid performance as his investigator friend. Ryan Phillippe is excellent as the client whose surface appearance belies the fact that he's as street smart as his sleazy lawyer, and FRANCES FISHER is outstanding in a small but pivotal role as the young man's protective mother.

Not since the days of PRIMAL FEAR and WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION has there been a more intelligent script than this one, designed to baffle and blindside the viewer in the course of unraveling some startling surprises.

By all means, highly recommended for fans of this genre.

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