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4.0 out of 5 stars as good as Chandler's LA noir tales,
In another scene you see McConaghey going through old files in his garage so I just assumed he worked out of his home. Anyway, that's where I'm coming from.
The extras also pointed out by the book's author upon which the movie is based that the action occurs in this one justice area in Van Nuys, California, that houses various buildings such as a holding jail, courthouse and various bail bonds offices. In the movie I never figured that out as when they cut from scenes in each of these places you never really see McConaghey walk from one building to the next.
So in this sense despite a terrific movie that has great characters, tremendous twists and turns, great supporting cast (Marisa Tomei and John Leguizamo are among the "names") a very evil Ryan Philippe, I don't think the director who converted the book to screen if it took the extras (which are all pretty terrific) really was able to give us a sense that much of the courtroom and prisoner-lawyer scenes were all within virtually the same block.
The extras (and sorry to go on about them more than the actual movie but they really are terrific) also had the author Michael Connelly (a former LA Times crime reporter)take us on a drive around the LA of the Lincoln lawyer which was endlessly fascinating and very much Raymond Chandler-esque.
5.0 out of 5 stars THE LINCOLN LAWYER,
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the novel,
This review is from: The Lincoln Lawyer / La défense Lincoln (Bilingual) (Blu-ray)It isn't "Witness for the Prosecution", but it is in a league with "The Paradine Case" and makes some of the John Grisham films look pretty pale by comparison. Also, it is the clearest sign that Matthew McConaughy has more acting talent than almost anyone in films today.
The plot is almost spellbinding, but seasoned with enough humour to prevent it from getting bogged down with court ritual. You may know what is going to happen, but the getting there is most of the pleasure, and unexpected turns are frequent.
The film isn't a classic...yet. Give it a few years to season and it will be one of those great films that everyone wonders why it wasn't immediately recognized as fabulously entertaining...sort of like "Casablanca" or "Wizard of Oz", both initially thought to be bombs.
If you...when you...buy it, it won't sit on a shelf for long before it gets taken out for another viewing, and then another....and then...
4.0 out of 5 stars For the Fans of Mathew McConaughey.,
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Lawyer Movie,
This review is from: The Lincoln Lawyer (DVD)Great story, which is well done, and definitely worth getting and watching. You won't be dissapointed. Get iit and enoy.
5.0 out of 5 stars Punch lined not given away,
This review is from: The Lincoln Lawyer (Blu-Ray + DVD) (Bilingual) (Blu-ray)Story is good and you find out the punch line near the end
and good actors
I recommend this one
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie!!!!!,
This review is from: NEW Mcconaughey/tomei/phillippe - Lincoln Lawyer (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)Nothing but praise for The Lincoln Lawyer. However I bought the Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Download from Amazon US. Warning if you live in Canada you will not get the digital download as it is for iTunes US store only. Lionsgate Films responded to my concerns but Alliance films in Canada said "tough luck" no download.
BUY the movie - just don't expect the digital download. The Lincoln Lawyer in the US $20 with all three options - BUT in Canada you pay $30 for only the disc.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!,
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing,
This review is from: The Lincoln Lawyer (Blu-Ray + DVD) (Bilingual) (Blu-ray)This movie was amazing. The acting was superb and the plot twists were very surprising. Thank you Mattew! I love a good investigator/ law movie!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lincoln Lawyer Has More Twists and Turns Than A Snake,
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The Lincoln Lawyer (Blu-Ray + DVD) (Bilingual) (Blu-ray - 2011)
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