‘The Lincoln Lawyer’
Certain actors excel in different genres. For example: Matthew McConaughey excels in romantic comedies. In his most recent movies, McConaughey has played the heartthrob, and has become known for his ability to woo women on screen with his Southern charm and tan physique.
It is for that reason alone that people forget some of his best performances. McConaughey jumped from a sidekick to a leading man with his role in “A Time To Kill,” a novel adapted into a movie about a lawyer defending a black man in the Deep South. If history repeats itself, his newest film “The Lincoln Lawyer” should remind his fans everywhere that McConaughey can in fact pull off a serious role.
McConaughey plays Mick Haller, a defense attorney who works out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. He lands the high-profile case of Louis Roulet, played by Ryan Phillipe, a rich and good-looking young man who is accused of raping and beating a woman. When Haller does some digging, he finds out that his client may not be innocent, and it also may not be the only time he has exhibited such behavior.
The plot alone makes this one worth seeing. Adapted from a novel written by Michael Connolly, “The Lincoln Lawyer” has enough drama, action and suspense to keep moviegoers in their seats. Add to that an excellent supporting cast — from Phillipe to Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas and John Leguizamo — and you have a blockbuster in the making.
Director: Brad Furman
Run Time: 119 minutes
Location: Cinemark, 5159 Hinkleville Road, Paducah
Showtimes: 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
For more, visit cinemark.com