Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

30 December 2011

Brief Review

I really liked The Lincoln Lawyer. It probably has a few too many plot twists for the film's own good, but so what. Matthew McConaughey gives a great, confident central performance – the kind only a movie star can really give – and his supporting cast is wonderful, particularly Marisa Tomei. The Lincoln Lawyer also features an excellent opening credits sequence, it's beautifully shot, expertly edited, and was – most importantly – fun to watch. The Lincoln Lawyer isn't trying to be L.A. Confidential, and it doesn't need to be. It's doing great at what it's trying to do: entertain. I had a very good time with this movie.