Smooth op­er­a­tor meets his match

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Dvds -

FROM slacker types to doc­tors, wom­an­is­ers to ad­ven­tur­ers, Matthew ‘‘ Bon­gos’’ McConaughey has played the lot in his ca­reer – some­times even well. But there’s some­thing about the good ol’ south­ern boy that works best as a lawyer. He has that cocky swag­ger that makes it click and it’s a good fit again in this legal thriller. He stars as bot­tom-feed­ing Los An­ge­les de­fence at­tor­ney Mickey Haller who works out of the back of his car and looks to have landed the mother of all cases de­fend­ing rich play­boy real­tor Louis Roulet ( Ryan Phillippe) on an at­tempted mur­der charge. But ques­tions about Roulet’s in­no­cence soon arise when Mickey un­cov­ers links to one of his pre­vi­ous cases. McConaughey isn’t the only one strut­ting his stuff with the sup­port­ing cast get­ting it right too and save for the odd pre­dictable turn and a cou­ple of more out­landish mo­ments, the twisty plot is well han­dled.

Ex­tras: ★ ★ ½ Fea­turette on Lin­coln Lawyer writer Michael Con­nelly which fol­lows him around Los An­ge­les as he re­counts his early ca­reer and its in­flu­ence on his story, plus a Q& A with McConaughey and Con­nelly and a hand­ful of deleted scenes.

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