The Lincoln Lawyer
Based on the 2005 novel of the same name by (part-time Tampa resident) Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer is half courtroom drama and half whodunit, with the interesting twist of an attorney who works out of his chauffeur-driven car. Tightly paced and original, with a deep and well-chosen cast, The Lincoln Lawyer ticks like clockwork from introduction to ripping conclusion. But there's an interesting twist outside of the fiction itself as well; The Lincoln Lawyer was, to a large degree, the first step in Matthew McConaughey's recent reinvention of himself. He went from largely playing the lead in romantic comedies like The Wedding Planner and Failure to Launch to earning an Academy Award and Golden Globe for his role in Dallas Buyers Club and an Emmy nomination for True Detective. And it started right here. Who says there are no second acts in American lives?
1h 58m / R / Crime Drama / 2011