Tuesday, August 2, 2011
McConaughey is Back.
Matthew McConaughey is back and in top form and I couldn’t wait for that to happen. Having so much critical failures it’s about time he makes something decent.
It’s funny it’s the genre that brought him to the map. The first time people seen him was in Dazed and Confuse, but I saw him in A Time To Kill where he did a great performance alongside some heavy hitters. Sandra Bullock and Samuel Jackson.
He works best in thrillers we all saw Frailty which was a good flick and showed his chops. Even though he had a small role.
Now he returns in The Lincoln Lawyer as Mickey Haller a attorney who works from his black Lincoln and mostly defends criminals. One day a rich kid played by Ryan Philippe gets accused of beating a girl and hires Mickey to defend him. Strangely as the case gets bigger there’s a much bigger web of mystery to be solved.
The acting is the strongest part of the film and it has a great cast. Including Marisa Tomei and William H. Macy. Each actor brings it in this one. Everybody here is strong and charismatic. Ryan Philippe explores some very deep levels in his performance and it was pretty impressive. What bogs down the film though is that it follows formula to the key instead of trying something different. So it makes it very predictable.
Other then that its enjoyable courtroom drama that proves McConaughey still got it in him.