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The Lincoln Lawyer

An unfortunately be-shirted Matthew McConaughey plays a criminal defense attorney

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John Leguizamo, Matthew McConaughey | Matthew McConaughey and John Leguizamo in The Lincoln Lawyer
Lionsgate

The Lincoln Lawyer

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
119 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/18/11
performer:
Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei
director:
Brad Furman
distributor:
Lionsgate
author:
Michael Connelly, John Romano
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

STARRING Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, and Ryan Phillippe
DIRECTED BY Brad Furman

No, this movie doesn’t have anything to do with our 16th president. Instead, the title refers to a criminal defense attorney (Matthew McConaughey, unfortunately be-shirted) who runs his practice out of a Lincoln sedan adorned with a license plate that reads “NTGUILTY” (seriously). He faces his toughest challenge yet when he takes on the case of a handsome playboy (Ryan Phillippe) accused of both attempted murder and rape. Marisa Tomei and William H. Macy class up the proceedings in supporting roles.</p.

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