In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
Samuel L. Jackson
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
In "The Scarecrow" (2009), a crime thriller written by Michael Connolly, the main character, journalist Jack McEvoy, claims that a year earlier he had written a series of stories about a lawyer who worked out of the back of a Lincoln Town Car, while a client worked off his fees by driving him around. This is a clear reference to "The Lincoln Lawyer". See more »
They mention early in the movie that Louis is apprehended by the two gay guys (Reggie's neighbors). Nobody (not the prosecution, nor the defense) calls them to the stand as witnesses. See more »
You know what? You would've done all right on the streets.
Shit. Where do you think I am, Earl?
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Enter: Matthew McConaughey. In his best performance (behind A Time to Kill). It is obvious he was born to play the lawyer. The next lawyer TV show, they should cast McConaughey. With the watered down crap he's done for the past few years, it's amazing to see him in a good role.
The Lincoln Lawyer is a brilliant movie about the flaws in the justice system, and one man who tries to correct them.
I can imagine how some people would have issues with the pacing. The movie moves along at a very fast speed. If you can pay attention and digest all of the information quickly, you'll enjoy it even more.
If you enjoy law movies, movies involving crime, movies with great acting, then watch this.
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