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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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$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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Matthew McConaughey and William H. Macy are drinking in the bar: after McConaughey leaves with Marisa Tomei, Macy utters the line "No-no, I got this. I insist". Steve Zahn says the same line under similar circumstances to McConaughey in the film 'Sahara' in which William H. Macy plays Zahn and McConaughey's boss. See more »

Goofs

As Haller is leaving the court after Roulet's arraignment, he tells Dobbs they'll meet at Dobb's office at 4 pm. When Roulet approaches Haller and Levin in the lobby of the law office, Haller says "Good Morning" not "Good Afternoon." See more »

Quotes

Eddie Vogel: [from trailer] Counsellor?
Mick Haller: Eddie, we had a deal. Either you pay me, or go with a public defender.
Eddie Vogel: How 'bout five grand?
Mick Haller: Ten.
[Eddie then hands Mick a brown envelope, presumably with money in it. Mick shakes the envelope]
Eddie Vogel: Ain't you gonna count it?
Mick Haller: I just did.
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Don't Sweat the Technique
Written by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier) and Rakim (as William Griffin)
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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"Attorney Client Privilege, This Is All Confidential"
18 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

Playing the title role in The Lincoln Lawyer is Matthew McConaughey so nicknamed because he conducts most of his business from his Lincoln Town Car which is chauffeured by Laurence Mason. As he has to travel to and from various courts, this makes it a whole easier. And the car and Mason thereby become a business expense. Roy Cohn would have been proud.

McConaughey is no idealist, his services come at a price. But it turns out he has some scruples and they are put to the test when rich boy Ryan Phillippe and his mother Frances Fisher hire him to defend Ryan when he's arrested for rape. He was literally caught in the act as two neighbors broke in and held him for the cops for raping Marguerite Levieva.

Due to the canons of the Bar Association ethics McConaughey finds himself in a jackpot similar to the one Al Pacino found himself when he played a young idealistic lawyer in And Justice For All. But the results are a whole lot different because McConaughey is not an idealist and he makes those canons work for him.

The film looks like the pilot of a TV series, but I doubt we'll get any of the big name stars there if such a thing comes to pass. Marisa Tomei co-stars as McConaughey's ex-wife and a prosecutor to boot. Can't imagine what broke that marriage up. William H. Macy has a key role in this film as well as a private investigator who works for McConaughey and does very well in it.

The Lincoln Lawyer is a very well done addition to the legal cinema with a cast that fills its roles out to a "T". I would really recommend renting the Al Pacino classic And Justice For All and see the very great similarities and key differences in both of these films.


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