Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Mar 18, 2011
    20
    There's a reason potboiler paperbacks don't make good movies - there's too much outlandish plot, even for Hollywood.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 155 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. Mar 18, 2011
    7
    A much more compelling story than I expected, with a nice ensemble cast. Matthew McConaughey plays the slightly sleazy lawyer with a certainA much more compelling story than I expected, with a nice ensemble cast. Matthew McConaughey plays the slightly sleazy lawyer with a certain street charm and personal angst defending the squeaky clean, but possibly sociopathic boy next door. The story offers a nice mix of character introduction/development with an interesting story complete with fun twists that will leave you thinking a bit after the movie. Has the definite feel of a series in the making. Full Review »
  2. Sep 27, 2011
    7
    The movie is decent and tedious at first but it gets better and better until in the end after watching "The Lincoln Lawyer", you will feelThe movie is decent and tedious at first but it gets better and better until in the end after watching "The Lincoln Lawyer", you will feel what a lawyer who drives a Lincoln car really is. Full Review »
  3. Apr 1, 2011
    9
    Zigging and zagging his way thru a fairly predictable yet thoroughly engaging and polished piece of double-crossing pie - McConaughey shinesZigging and zagging his way thru a fairly predictable yet thoroughly engaging and polished piece of double-crossing pie - McConaughey shines as a slick, booze-swilling, street smart and rarely shirtless (I said â Full Review »