Matthew McConaughey stars in this legal thriller as a low-rent defense attorney named Mickey Haller. Most of the time, Mickey barely keeps his head above water, representing low-life clients and working out of the back of his car. He thinks he's landed the case of a lifetime when he's hired to defend a rich playboy (Ryan Phillippe) who stands accused of rape and attempted murder, and eagerly accepts his new client and the massive payoff that's sure to come with him. But Mickey soon discovers that he's become ensnared in a twisted plot where no fee in the world is high enough to pay for the deadly workload, and his only hope of survival may just lay in his own skills as a long-practiced double-crosser.~Jason Buchanan
"Making the Case: Creating the Lincoln Lawyer" featurette
"At Home on the Road" featurette with Michael Connelly
"One on One" featurette with Matthew McConaughey and Michael Connelly
Mathew McConaughey plays Mickey Haller, "The Lincoln Lawyer" which
is derived from the fact that Haller has had his driver's license suspended and is forced be chauffeured around in his Lincoln. Haller is clever and charming with stern moral center and prides himself for his legal prowess. However, his legal and moral believes are tested when
he's hired to defend a young clean-cut man from a wealthy family against
some very serious crimes including attempted murder. Despite
the client's convincing alibi, Haller soon suspects that his client might
actually be guilty and even worse, that he may be guilty of a another crime for which one of Haller's former clients is now serving time for.
It quickly becomes a cat and mouse game as Haller is forced to defend
client despite his personal feelings and suspicions and after suffering a
terrible personal loss. Ryan Philippe plays the client and is joined by
Academy winner Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, Frances Fisher and
others. It has a little humor and many twists.
Very good video quality and 7.1 lossless audio track. McConaughey does more than show up to look good. For me, this was the film he stopped relying on his looks and started turning in fine acting performances. After Lawyer McConaughey started taking on smaller films with more demanding roles like, Killer Joe, Mud, Dallas Buyers Club, and HBO's True Detective. This is a solid outing by McConaughey and fun movie to watch.
An upscaled-to-4K release. Nevertheless, the results are quite impressive. Previous 1080p transfer stands apart as one of the finer on its format, yielding remarkable balance of detail and color with outstanding clarity as the hallmarks