The Lincoln Lawyer- July 22nd

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
English- Crime/Courtroom Drama
Rated “R”
Runtime- 118 min.
dir. Brad Furman

I wouldn’t say that Matthew McConaughey is a bad actor.  Overrated, perhaps, maybe even just badly cast, but not bad.  The Lincoln Lawyer would be one of a few examples in which he was perfectly fit for the role.  In fact, it is very well cast overall.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

Clever writing scene to scene, which really helps to try and build some suspense and drive.  You’ll notice I said “try”.  A lot of great twists and turns ultimately have trouble finding a climax point.  That, and make sure you’re paying attention, or you might get a little lost at the end.

Acting: 2/2

The variations of all the aspects of the characters involved lead to some very interesting situations.  There is also a lot of simultaneous character building and plot development.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

Clean and to the point.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Great soundtrack, but the violent effects are a little bland overall.  The movie can’t seem to decide which way to go on this point.

Misc: 2/2

As I said, a little hard to follow at times, but the ending is satisfying regardless.

VERDICT: 8.5/10

The film is a good counter-argument for when someone suggests a crappy thriller flick for movie night.


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