reasonable, not a bad movie
I made this mistake of thinking that this movie would be similar to the book of the same name. I found the start a bit disjointed at first but as the movie progressed it got better. The surprise towards the end too was unexpected. The length was a bit too long as well.
5 stars from me, very well made and acted movie, thought this was going in another direction but was surprised when they went where they did, This is McConagheys best performance and the material obviously made him rise above the usual smugness. May have to get the book. So nice to be surprised by a movie I knew little about, it makes up for a few recent disappointments
Very enjoyable movie with fine performances.
McConaghey does his best with a predictable script and some b-grade performances. Nonetheless, watchable.
Didn't think I would get into this at the beginning however didn't mind it in the end. Not a big story line.
I didn't give it much of a chance, got bored in the first 30 minutes and turned it off
Really good story with great court room drama.
Ebjoyed books and enjoyed this
Entertainment is what you get with this movie. Good value.
Very good acting and a solid plot that keeps the viewer's interest piqued. Matthew McConnaughey is really believable in this.
Great movie, good story line and acting solid.
This is a good movie to watch. A decent lawyer versus against a rich family with heaps of connections. Money talks
I found this film very interesting it shows you how the law can be right at times.
Excellent movie, but does not go nearly as far into the story as the book. Perhaps they are planning a sequel to tell the rest of the story.. I hope so.
Really enjoyed this movie. Well worth watching.
watchable movie nothing fantastic...
Surprisingly good. I normally hate Matthew McConaughey but I found this movie well paced and clever.
I enjoyed this - I could see him playing this role/lawyer again.
Really enjoyed this one. Never been a huge Matthew McConaughey fan, but liked him in this one, altho they STILL had to have a scene where he takes his shirt off!!!! That aside, this movie was suspensful enough & had enough twists & turns to keep you interested the whole way thru. Very good.
Enjoyed this movie, kept me involved till the end
An enjoyable tale - worth watching
Excellent - kept you in suspence the whole time.
Not a bad film. Good to see Matthew doing something more interesting than the usual rom com for which he has become more known for.
Really good drama. Keeps you watching
A lawyer operating from a motor car. A novel idea! The film highlights how work can effect family life.
I really liked this movie. It was a real thriller, kept my attention all throughout the movie. Matthew McC was very good.
good movie really enjoyed it.only down side was the sound level. my lcd tv is connected to a home theatre system which is very powerful but even them i had to turn the volume up very high just to hear it.im not sure if it was a bad disc or not.be warned viewers
Standard courtroom drama but there have been plenty better than this. Good supporting cast. Predictable story. I had to put the subtitles on because everybody, especially Matthew McConaughey, insisted on mumbling/whispering for the whole movie and I couldn't follow.
Good story line, characters and good acting. Enjoyable overall
Quite a good movie. I think it is good for people to leave honest feedback as I always read feedback on a movie before I book in my cue. The reviews for this movie were right on the money with around 3 - 4 star. A couple of twists and turns to keep you guessing which was good.
This movie started off slow and I found it a bit hard to understand at first, but by the end I was into it and quite enjoyed the twist. Good acting I thought.
Boring , corny acting = I fell asleep a couple of times !
Very enjoyable movie, good story-line.
Was really engaging at the beginning then fell a bit flat for me. However was good and worth watching.
Terrific! Really enyoyed this! Highly recommended. McConaughey impressive performance.
Matthew was great! Loved this movie. HIghly recommend.
About time McConaghy did something worthwhile again. Smart and fast moving with good amount of thrills.
surprisingly good thriller - I would have liked to see more of Willliam H Macy - I think he had the best lines - but still enjoyable and with a few twists
was ok but have seen more suspense in episodes of law and order than in this "thriller". predictable but watchable - tried a bit too hard
This is a great movie, really enjoyed it.
Loved it, one of the few movies I wanted to watch again
Great plot with a clever twist, and a good bit of eye candy too!
This DVD was sticking in several places. I had to fast forward to overcome the sticking and thereby lost the sense of some parts of the movie. Not impressed.
This is a very entertaining movie from a good story. However, I think the Director really let the story down with a lack of imagination. The Director failed to bring the story to its full and complete potential.
Good but very predictable
it was alright. full of cliches and cheesy stereotypes but not so bad that I couldn't sit through to the end.
A little dragged out story wise.
Great drama movie, not much of a thriller, well played I say to Matthew, though some might not agree. I found him basically just like a Lawyer around my neck of the woods, working on behalf of the "boys", none of this "white-collar" stuff neither, or working in with the Police just to give "them" what they want....Well done...Interesting, well worth the watch.
Great suspense Movie, good to see Matthew McConaughey finally get away from Rom-Coms. I really enjoyed it.
Smart, funny and enjoable
Awful so slow and very predictable
Good suspence with twists and turns.
This was a suprise for me - I really enjoyed this one - truely gripping. About time a slightly different justice system movie was made, would highly recommend! Well acted. Was difficult to hear though
Not Matthews normal "pretty boy" role (hmmmmm though he still is pretty.,,,.that aside) loved it! It had me on the edge of my seat right to the end.
Sound recording levels where very poor. Had to have volume up to 100% just to be able to hear what was being said. Constantly having to reduce volume as well because the background music was at times over the top.
Story and plot only just. Not recommend.
Whaaaaat!!! For goodness sake give Mathew McConaughey something to eat and a bath. Eeeeekkk. As to the storyline, this guy is a scum bag and should be in jail himself. Perfect example of what is wrong with the legal system today. Sound and speech very hard to understand so could not understand parts of the dialogue however I very much doubt this would have improved the movie at all. Come on Mathew I expected more.
Really enjoyed this movie. good storyline, well acted.
A surprise. Interesting story line that held your interests right to the end.
Loved it. Fast paced and interesting.
Very good thriller. Great Cast
Average movie, not too stressful on the intellegance.
It was good to see the versatility of the actors. Matthew plays a lawyer but not your typical stiff collar lawyer. His office and methods are different but he gets results. A good story line.
A good movie. Plenty of action from start to finish. Plot is a bit complicated and has a few holes in it but the plot is what keeps the action going.
Does not say a lot for the legal profession but may actually be a realistic portrayal of what goes on in this profession, for all I know.
Well worth renting.
Good entertainment with an unusual twist in the story.
Loved this movie - Matthew was great - good story line.
Loved it. Matthew McConaughey was amazing, impressive performance. Well worth watching.
Perfect adaptation of a great novel. If you like legal thrillers this one is for you
This movie starts off real slow (boring). I guess the start was basically setting up the scene .... stay with it....the plot develops into a fascinating storyline. There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. Well worth a watch.
Great movie. A movie with lots of twists to keep you interested.
Didn't like the book and found the film no more appealing. Just not to my taste.
best movie I have seen for 2012!
good movie. Really enjoyed it.
Really good movie.I wasn't disappointed.Good story and acting.Matthew M was excellent.
OK. Missed this film at the movie theatres - limited time. Was looking forward to seeing it but expected more. .Micheal Connelly great author. Not much better than a TV dectective drama. Dissappointed.
Good one...kept me interested....MM was fabbo
Good legal drama. Didn't go for too much Hollywood style good guy slays the bad guy at the end type of climax.
It had a great story behind it with a twist
Brilliant movie Matthew Mcnnaunhy was fantastic.
I didn't have high hopes for this movie but was pleasantly surprised. It had a great story line that kept you interested to the end. We really enjoyed it and will recommend to our friends.
Loved this movie. The story line really good well worth watching.
Interesting all the way through. Great entertainment. Well worth watching
Loved this. It kept you guessing till the end. Great watch!!!!!
simply fantastic, matthew m . just gets better and better as an actor and whoa he is hot,really enjoyed this and the story line was different and beleivable
very enjoyable movie, even if it was pretty clear what the twist would be.
One of the best movies I've seen in a while, first time I've seen Matthew McConaghy play a serious role and he did a great job, definitely recommend it, my husband enjoyed it as well.
Convoluted, confusing and far-fetched.
Have to say this was different to what I was expecting, but in a good way. Fantastic cast, definitely recommend it.
An excellent detective/mystery film. Really enjoyed it.
A fairly good film with strong performances by the cast.
Standard start led to unexpected cleverness.
What a great movie. I wasn't expecting too much after reading member reviews -
but was very pleasantly surprised. Watched it a few times and would highly
recommend it. 4 1/2 stars from me.
Great movie! It's a slightly different take on law-based dramas, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing and without giving too much away too soon. It has just the right amount of intelligence, compassion and humanity weaved throughout the story, along with clear ethical dilemmas, questions raised about what is justice, and some hard-hitting realities. Matthew McConaughey is excellent in this movie and there is a good supporting cast, especially Ryan Phillipe, Josh Lucas, William H. Macy, and Melissa Tomei. Tis an intelligent, clever and entertaining movie.
McConaughey normally bores me to death and I always have a fear of Kate Hudson rearing her ugly head whenever his name is mentioned! Not in this one, really liked him as a the slick gritty lawyer and the story line was enough to keep me interested.
He did manage to get his shirt off a couple of times, but really stood out in this movie with his clothes on, Marisa Tomei started
to bore me, but I think he just out shone the other actors. A great movie everyone will like, a definite watch, not bad music.
Loved it. Matthew changed during the course of the story - from a devil-may-care attitude to disgusted and filled with righteous anger. He did it well. The other actors were also good. I would watch this over and over
Great story with a wicked twist.
The Lincoln Lawyer is one of Michael Connolly's best books, taut, suspenseful, and full of twists and turns. The film adaptation is faithful, but for me fails to keep the ambiguity about Roulet's guilt going until the end and maybe doesn't emphasise the connection to a previous case sufficiently. But these are minor carps: Matthew McConaughey is well cast as the slick opportunist lawyer and the rest of the cast is strong as well. Three and a half stars.
great movie we enjoyed it
Modern day Count of Monte Cristo
We found this movie uninteresting and poorly acted. The main character was painful and the plot predictable, didn't bother finishing it.
If you enjoy courtroom dramas you'll enjoy this one. The performances are good and it's great to watch William H. Macy on screen.
Excellent story line with a great performance by Matthew, I'd even say his best yet. Great thriller but a little predictable. Worth seeing
this was a really cleverly made movie,enjoyed watching it i saw it i think 3 times while i had it.
Good movie, typical Matthew style and easy watching.
Never really been much of a fan of McConaughey but this movie was brilliant! Great story, good acting, on the edge of my seat all the way through! Great stuff!!!!!!
I really enjoyed this movie.....Well casted, and acted....it presents a lot of true action, and it shows the acting ability of its 'star' actor.....suspense and action, all in the one movie....yes...5 stars.
Entertaining movie, well acted.
If you like twists & turns this is a must, extremely well acted and a believable script
Good plot with a nice touch of humour. Strong perfomances from the cast
Really enjoyed this movie. Great story, good actors (Marisa Tomei outstanding as usual).
Good movie, kept you guessing in places. You gotta be a Matt fan to really enjoy this movie!
I am a HUGE Micheal Connelly fan and was worried that the movie wouldn't do the book justice. I shouldn't have been. Great movie, followed the book to the T.
Absolutely loved this movie
Brilliant movie, has you on the edge of your seat woundering. This movie keeps building and building right to the end.
Good movie and Matthew was worth watching. Liked the twist although I did work it out myself!! Can recommend for an entertaining watch!!
Loved this - I hope there's a sequel
Started off slowly but picks up the pace. It was enjoyable and watchable but nothing extraordinary.
All well and good for acting and locations and such but nothing more than you'd see in any ep of Law & Order....
Heard a rumour taken from a true story / makes it even better
All you can ask of a movie really
We really enjoyed this movie, great script and nothing beats a good twist. I recommend it very highly!
Matthew is gorgeous eye candy as usual. Good plot and nice twist. Worth watching. (Even hubby enjoyed it)
We really enjoyed this movie, we're suckers for a good courtroom drama.
Great script and great acting. Really got into this movie and the story line. Highly recommended even if the main role is as a defence lawyer!!
Great movie, a lot of people criticize Matthew McConaughey but in this serious role he was brilliant, a good story that holds your attenion throughout but you do have to give it your full attention to understand the whole story. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this one.
Didnt mind this - twisting legal yarn filled with interesting characters. entertaining.
Great movie-easy to watch but still a great twist at the end!
I was pleasantly surprised. It was a slow start .... but it all came together. Great film
Average movie. Matthew McConaughey is just not a great actor and it might have been better with a different main lead.
This was a great movie. MM was back to his original best. Really worth watching
It was good but that's all...
Absolutely brilliant, I don't normally watch Mc what's his name but his portrayal was close to the mark & the storyline was close to the book which, in itself, is brilliant along with Connelys other books. Hope to see NTGUILTY cruising the screens again soon
Great movie, worth watching
Just loved this movie. Best actor by far was Matthew McConaughey as the lawyer - edgy; great expressive face. He carried the movie. The other actors were OK. Tight story-line - you were never sure how it would turn out so that's a good thriller in my books.
This movie required some concentration but it was worth it. It was a good adaptation of the Michael Connelly book, using suspense and sneaky twists to keep you watching to the end.
Excellent Movie....I saw it at the theatres and then again recently on video & I usually cannot watch the same movie twice in a short space of time. It had excellent twists and was highly entertaining. I recommend it highly.
Matthew is a smartarse intolerable. The ending was tortuous. Oh Marissa why???
I really enjoyed this one. Matthew at his best and although a little predictable I still wanted to watch until the end. Good movie. 3.5
Great movie. Great twist although ending could have been better. Overall a must watch!!!!!!
At times confusing and hard to understand what is said, but without losing the gist of the story. Interesting and unexpected twist and turns make it an intriguing and enjoyable movie.