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The Lincoln Lawyer Trailer Starring Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Phillippe

Movie Preview: Matthew McConaughey Is The Lincoln Lawyer

This trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer is trying way too hard. Matthew McConaughey stars as Mickey Haller, a lawyer who works from the back of his Lincoln Town Car, hence the title (the license plate reads NTGUILTY, groan). His clients are from the underbelly of L.A., the kind of people who prefer to pay their legal fees in unmarked envelopes — and Mickey is all too happy to accept their cash. But when he takes on a Beverly Hills client (Ryan Phillippe) charged with a woman's murder, Mickey may have bit off more than he can chew.

It's been a while since McConaughey has taken on a dramatic role, but I'm not sure this film will pack the same punch as A Time to Kill. The trailer is wrought with slick camera effects, and is trying really hard to be gritty. To its credit though, it's based on a best-selling novel, and the acting ensemble includes William H. Macy and Marisa Tomei in supporting roles. Perhaps this is just the case of a preview that doesn't do the film justice? Give it a look, and share your verdict when you

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lizlee89 lizlee89 5 years
wow, maybe it's because after reading your review my expectations were lowered, but I actually thought the trailer was great! other than the cheesiness (the things you mentioned; the camerawork) and the title (which is confusing and awful), everything about this looks fantastic! the story sounds interesting, all the actors are fantastic (I actually think Matthew McConauhey is better in this kind of role than when he's chasing after Kate Hudson who, let's face it, makes her costars look worse), and I love the intrigue of the last scene. can't wait for this...
culinarygirl culinarygirl 5 years
Can't wait, looks true to the book!
alf9280 alf9280 5 years
Gotta love the people who create awesome trailers like these. Looks like it's going to be a very thrilling movie.
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