Movie Monday: The Lincoln Lawyer

Michael Blaker
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This week for Movie Monday I’m back with an adaptation of one of my favorite Michael Connelly novels. It’s The Lincoln Lawyer!

Plot: The plot doesn’t exactly follow the novel, given that it’s only roughly two hours long it can’t possibly hope to fit all of the novel into that time, but it does a pretty good job of it nonetheless. Something most movies adapting a book fail to do.

Casting: The casting is excellent with Matthew McConaughey cast as the lead Mickey Haller. The rest of the cast is just as good, with Marisa Tomei cast as Mickey’s ex Maggie.

Cinematography: There isn’t any particularly special here, with no amazing special effect sequences or the like, but it was filmed very nicely fitting the courtroom drama genre very well.

Music: Nothing too major here either, but nothing stood out as particularly bad either, so it serves the purpose.

Overall: A solid movie that does the original novel justice very well. If you enjoy courtroom dramas at all, The Lincoln Lawyer will be perfect for you.

For those who like: Courtroom Dramas, Crime Thrillers, Intrigue, Matthew McConaughey, Excellent Casting.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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