The Lincoln Lawyer
isn’t the first movie in which Matthew McConaughey has played a lawyer, but when he made A Time to Kill
in 1996, he was an up-and-coming leading man with a few indie projects under his belt. Fifteen years later, McConaughey is a genuine movie star with a hefty reputation for playful eccentricity, so it’s telling that instead of playing a heroic, crusading attorney this time out, in The Lincoln Lawyer
he’s a charming, sharp-witted wiseacre with a playful streak and a fondness for booze and the ladies. In short, he’s a counselor fitted to McConaughey’s unique specifications, and there’s no arguing that the man seems to be having ...