Monday, 16 May 2011
The Lincoln Lawyer Review
The one thing that really struck me as good about this film was the acting. Matthew McConaughey gives a very solid performance as the hero and the supporting acting is quite well done too. Even Trace Adkins does a good job. But the one that really blew me away was Ryan Philippe. Who would have thought that one of the best actors to come out of the 90s douchebag pretty boy era would be him? He and McConaughey do a really great job playing their little convoluted chess game.
Finally, I thought the directing was really good. It started out with some of that damn shaky camera work and I thought, "oh no, here we go." But they didn't stay with that and actually ahd some really cool shots; especially with regards to the Lincoln. The movie does slow down a bit when McConaughey has his obligatory "crisis of conscience." But it picks back up quickly and moves well to the end. The only thing I really didn't understand was the need for the whole "Lincoln" thing. It seemed like a bit of a gimmick and unnecessary. But I didn't mind. Boxy Town Cars are cool.
See it. It is a very good movie and definitely one of the better legal thrillers out there.