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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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Culpable o inocente  »

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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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Mickey Haller also makes an appearance in the Michael Connelly novel "Nine Dragons" (2009, Bosch series). In one scene of that book a suspect claims that Matthew McConaughey can provide an alibi for him. See more »

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After Mick shoots Mary Windsor the hammer should be back due to the slide ejecting the cartridge and putting another in the chamber but it is clearly not cocked back. See more »

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Frank Levin: [looking out of top floor window] You're so vain. Nobody would care if you killed yourself.
Mick Haller: It'd look cool. What do you think the last thing to go through your mind would be?
Frank Levin: Your asshole.
Mick Haller: Yeah.
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A thoughtful ride with characters and intriguing conflicts of innocence and guilt
23 March 2011 | by 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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