When a book is adapted into a film usually it means that there is at least some promise to what is being presented, but let’s face it, as soon as you heard this title you wrote it off like I did. I mean, who wants to see some movie about a lawyer to a president ages ago? Well turns out this one has nothing to do with good ol’ Honest Abe. Better yet, it’s actually really good.
Four score and seven years ago… No just kidding. The Lincoln Lawyer tells the story of a smooth talking, charming manipulator who makes a living putting these skills to work in the legal system. As a lawyer he defends petty criminals, from those busted with drugs to those found hooking on the street corners. Being great at what he does, when an opportunity comes knocking that can move him up to the big leagues he jumps at the opportunity to defend a wealthy client who may just know how to play the system as much as his lawyer. [Read more...]