Smooth operator meets his match
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.