Michael "Mick" Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller.
Rated R for some violence, sexual content and language
Operating on the Margins of Pay-to-Play Justice
Matthew McConaughey plays a Los Angeles shyster in “The Lincoln Lawyer,” adapted from Michael Connelly’s crime novel.