I know I stopped reviewing movies from Netflix for a while. I’ve still been renting movies from Netflix and streaming them, it’s just that I haven’t been seeing anything good lately. Finally, I saw something really good, something that I actually liked.
Last night, I finally got around to watching, “The Lincoln Lawyer”. A courtroom drama movie, starring Matthew McConaughey. The film also stars Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillipe, and William H. Macy.
The story tells of a young rich playboy named Louis Roulet, (played by Ryan Phillipe) who is accused of raping and beating a prostitute. Matthew’s character, Mickey Haller, is a self defense attorney who has nothing but his car (which is a Lincoln), he has his own driver, and Mickey is also a member of a biker gang. Mickey is hired to help defend Louis in trial. Louis claims that the woman is trying to take money from him and set him up, but as new evidence starts to pile in, Mickey began to grow suspicious that Louis isn’t telling him everything.
If you’re a fan of legal drama and court room stories, you would definitely enjoy this movie. I sure did. This was a really good performance by Matthew McConaughey. I was never that big of a fan of the guy until I saw him in this movie. He just got a little more respect. His acting was really good, that makes you wish that this guy was a real life lawyer. William H. Macy wasn’t in the movie that much, pretty much a cameo appearance but his acting was really good too, as usual.
This is not an action movie even though the trailers tried to make it look like one. It’s a strictly drama film, but a real good one. It was pretty suspenseful, it kept you guessing toward the end. You’ll be hooked with the story right from the start. If you’re looking for a good film to watch on the weekend, buy this or rent it.