THE LIN­COLN LAWYER

GO!, 8.30pm, M ( 2011)

Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

Matthew McConaughey has ditched the films of yore where his abs fea­tured more than his act­ing prow­ess and fills the role of dodgy LA lawyer Mick Haller with ease in this adap­ta­tion of the Michael Con­nelly novel. Con­duct­ing most of his work from the back­seat of his Lin­coln car, a big job falls Haller’s way when a rich kid ( Ryan Phillippe) is ac­cused of bash­ing a pros­ti­tute. Of course, the case only brings more trou­ble to Haller as a pa­rade of shady char­ac­ters – from bikie gangs to a quirky pri­vate eye ( Wil­liam H. Macy) – com­pli­cate the sce­nario. Solid act­ing from all in­volved el­e­vate this ef­fort above the in­con­se­quen­tial screen filler it eas­ily could have be­come.

Think- piece: Matthew McConaughey

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