• Hello,Welcome to Play.com.  . (Not youSign in?) | Register
  • 0 SuperPoints
  • Your Account
  • Help

The Lincoln Lawyer (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Matthew McConaughey, Josh Lucas & Marisa Tomei

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

    (8 customer reviews)  |  Write a review

Customer Reviews

"Average rating (8 reviews)"

Results 1-9 of 9

  Good film,good blu-ray

| | See all stuarty75's reviews (73)

This was a blind buy for me as I got it at a decent price and I was more than happy with the film,I will certainly watch it again sometime in the future and the picture and audio on the blu are both good.

  A 5 star film.

| | See all elliesdad's reviews (32)

I enjoyed the book so was uneasy about a big screen transfer as so many good stories are butchered on the big screen.
This was really close to the story with all the main stories and plot points being used.
Excellent performance from the lead who looks like he is just carrying on with his character from A time to kill.
Blu ray quality is superb, the daytime scenes are bright and fresh and night shots are clear without straining to make out what is going on.
Do your self a favour and spend the money on this great film.

  Middle of the road

| | See all adamk69's reviews (119)

As stated, middle of the road. It's worth a watch and has some good pace and plot elements but over all just fails to cut it as a really clever, heavy weight, suspensful court room thriller.

  Excellent Courtroom Thriller With Some Great Twists

| | See all benno14's reviews (77)

I really enjoyed this. The first 30 minutes, I wasn't too sure. The direction was a bit cocky and it was a bit too slick, but from then on the story really kicks in. The plot from the Michael Connelly book is superb, with many twists and turns and a great cast. Matthew McConaughey hasn't been in as many good films as he should have. He is excellent as a defence lawyer in this who normally doesn't care about the clients he is defending, but is very concerned that his client is guilty, but he can do little about it, due to attorney/client privilege, even when his family are being threatened. I can only think of A Time To Kill and Frailty before this which have been stand outs. The cast is very good too. William H Macy, Ryan Phillipe. Only Bob Gunton (Shawshank Redemption) is a bit under-used. I am looking forward to seeing this on blu ray this weekend.

  'IT MAY BE A 'CRIME' TO MISS THIS ONE'

| | See all rbmusicman's reviews (896)

'mick haller' a 'L.A' lawyer is a man with a growing reputation in regards to criminal courtroom success.
he is approached by a wealthy family to defend their son who has been accused of beating up a prostitute.
earlier 'mick' had persuaded a client to pleed guilty to a murder charge to reduce the sentence handed out.
during his defence of the 'rich-kid' 'mick' learns that his client had allmost certainly been resposible for the killing his earlier client had been jailed for.
a close friend and collegue is murdered during the current trial, 'mick' suspects the rich-kid is also responsible for this, however 'mick' will remain professional in his defence of his client.
this is a good and solid movie in which 'mattew mcConaughey excells..........worth adding to your collection.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?   Yes |  No |  Report abuse

  Return of the Mac

| | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)

McConaughey recovers his convictions.
Remember McConaughey when he would turn out bland rom-coms one after another, Sahara, Fool's Gold, The Wedding Planner, Ghost of Girlfriends Past. For the past decade McConaughey's movie career has been one big failure to launch,. It was borderline criminal that this actor who proved so talented, check out A Time To Kill, has tended to coast on nothing more than a smile and pec's appeal. But I'm pleased to hear new evidence McConaughey may not be guilty after all.
Exibit "A" The Lincoln Lawyer gives him a killer turn in this smart, slick adaption of Michael Conelly's novel/ This is a fast paced legal thriller, McConaughey plays the slick LA defence Lawyer Mick Haller. McConaughey mesmerises: a wellspring of suave narcissism and disarming charm. Hired to defend a real estate heir (Ryan Phillippe) on a rape and battery charge. Haller quickly realises he's being played. Stripped away from all that self assurance, he endures sweaty self doubt. This is McConaughey's comeback performance that's all the more impressive given the support cast that too are on top form. Wiliam H Macy as a hippie P.I, Marisa Tomei as Haller's Ex Wife, Joss Lucas is just as slick as McConaughey as his opposite. But best of all is Ryan Philippe, with his squid ink eyes that hint monsterous past glimpsed in jittery flashbacks. The film ratches up the tension, multiple camera set-ups giving an edgy intermacy that captures the darker sides of LA culture.The story twists and turns in compelling results and running under two hours makes the film really keep things moving at a fast pace and not for one minute is ever dull.
With three more books in the Haller series, McConaughey may just have found his get out of jail free card.
The Lincoln Lawyer is a brilliant law thriler that should not be missed.
See if you like.....
A Time To Kill.
The Client.
The Firm (Tom Cruise 1993)
Michael Clayton.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?   Yes |  No |  Report abuse

  Return of the Mac

| | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)

McConaughey recovers his convictions.
Remember McConaughey when he would turn out bland rom-coms one after another, Sahara, Fool's Gold, The Wedding Planner, Ghost of Girlfriends Past. For the past decade McConaughey's movie career has been one big failure to launch,. It was borderline criminal that this actor who proved so talented, check out A Time To Kill, has tended to coast on nothing more than a smile and pec's appeal. But I'm pleased to hear new evidence McConaughey may not be guilty after all.
Exibit "A" The Lincoln Lawyer gives him a killer turn in this smart, slick adaption of Michael Conelly's novel/ This is a fast paced legal thriller, McConaughey plays the slick LA defence Lawyer Mick Haller. McConaughey mesmerises: a wellspring of suave narcissism and disarming charm. Hired to defend a real estate heir (Ryan Phillippe) on a rape and battery charge. Haller quickly realises he's being played. Stripped away from all that self assurance, he endures sweaty self doubt. This is McConaughey's comeback performance that's all the more impressive given the support cast that too are on top form. Wiliam H Macy as a hippie P.I, Marisa Tomei as Haller's Ex Wife, Joss Lucas is just as slick as McConaughey as his opposite. But best of all is Ryan Philippe, with his squid ink eyes that hint monsterous past glimpsed in jittery flashbacks. The film ratches up the tension, multiple camera set-ups giving an edgy intermacy that captures the darker sides of LA culture.The story twists and turns in compelling results and running under two hours makes the film really keep things moving at a fast pace and not for one minute is ever dull.
With three more books in the Haller series, McConaughey may just have found his get out of jail free card.
The Lincoln Lawyer is a brilliant law thriler that should not be missed.
See if you like.....
A Time To Kill.
The Client.
The Firm (Tom Cruise 1993)
Michael Clayton.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?   Yes |  No |  Report abuse

  Great Thriller

| | See all JJB888's reviews (33)

An engaging and well written film which manages to be thrilling and entertaining with all its cast on fine form.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?   Yes |  No |  Report abuse

  good

| | See all awesomecity's reviews (987)

well acted, written and directed with enough to entertain throughout. a good cast and a nice pace made it easy to enjoy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?   Yes |  No |  Report abuse