The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

Brad Furman (2011)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Based on Michael Connelly's LA noir novel, this crime drama stars Matthew McConaughey as Mick Haller, a handsome, hard-drinking defence attorney who works from his chauffeured Lincoln town car - the one with the NTGUILTY vanity plate. Haller happily represents the lowest kind of criminals, but when he takes on the apparently straightforward and lucrative case of a rich kid (Ryan Phillippe) accused of the attempted murder of a prostitute, he discovers that what he's been told is anything but the truth. This is standard crime fare with almost too many twists, turns and surprises, and it's let down by some structural inconsistencies. However, there's a solid supporting cast, including a long-haired William H Macy and a shamefully underused Marisa Tomei as Haller's ex-wife, while McConaughey more than holds his own in the lead.


A cynical lawyer who operates out of his car takes on the profitable case of defending a rich man accused of rape. However, he begins to suspect his client may be guilty of not only this attack, but an earlier rape case for which another man is currently in prison. Thriller, starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe and William H Macy.

Cast & Crew

Mick Haller Matthew McConaughey
Maggie McPherson Marisa Tomei
Louis Roulet Ryan Phillippe
Frank Levin William H Macy
Ted Minton Josh Lucas
Val Valenzuela John Leguizamo
Jesus Martinez Michael Pena
Cecil Dobbs Bob Gunton
Director Brad Furman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Violence. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 18 Mar 2011