The lincoln lawyer is a pretty good film as long as you dont come away with the mistaken impression that haller is just a slick attorney who knows how to work the system. That is the reason why the lincoln lawyer is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. The brass verdict 2008 and the reversal 2010, and a brief part in the fifth witness 2011 and the gods of guilt 20. Attorney mickey hallers client jesus menendezmartinez spends several years in san quentin for a murder he didnt commit. The lincoln lawyer is a 2005 crime novel by american author michael connelly. Mar 09, 2011 so no great surprise here that the lincoln lawyer turns out to be superior piece of crime storytelling with some characters clearly designed for recurring roles in other novels and perhaps other. But let me tell you what i really enjoyed before i start quibbling about what didnt work for me. The lincoln lawyer 2011 the lincoln lawyer 2011 user.
There are places the book is better, other places the movie is more satisfying. The fictional character of mickey haller first appeared in the 14th novel in the harry bosch series as a secondary character, but was seen as the lead character in the first novel of the mickey haller series, the lincoln lawyer. Connellys ability to write and this characters natural charisma were on full display from cover to cover. In this novel, haller was introduced as a defense attorney and the half brother of lapd detective harry bosch. Mick haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his lincoln. He is full of attitude, charisma and charm that allows him to use and manipulate the system just enough to make money and keep clients knocking on. The lincoln lawyer, the first book in this three book tome, is the best one. Mar 16, 2011 i like movies about smart guys who are wise asses, and think their way out of tangles with criminals. The lincoln lawyer 2011 you gotta love the suave, smart, never quite cocky performance by matthew mcconaughey as a wily defense lawyer in this slightly clever, slightly formulaic movie set in contemporary l. The lincoln lawyer is a courageous book in that it catapults connelly out of the boundaries set by a series. Michael haller, a famous criminal defense attorney and the father of mickey haller. The lincoln lawyer by michael connelly book club discussion. I like movies about smart guys who are wise asses, and think their way out of tangles with criminals.
There is never a dull point in this book when you never think about what will happen next. Sometimes when people talk to him, he see their voices as colored shapes provoked by the emotions. The poet 1996 the narrows 2004 sequel to the poet echo park 2006 the overlook 2007 the scarecrow 2009. The lincoln lawyer is a 2005 law procedural novel by michael connelly, the first in a series featuring mickey haller. In the lincoln lawyer, a thriller adroitly adapted from the michael connelly book of the same title directed by brad furman and written by john romano ms. Once i check it off my reading list, ill be free to watch the movie, which im looking forward to do.
First of all, its a movie now and the casting of matthew mcconaughey is spot on. The basic premise behind the 2011 movie, the lincoln lawyer, is that a busy criminal defense attorney works out of his car a lincoln town car instead of an office. The lincoln lawyer is mostly held up by the enigmatic performance from mcconaughey as well as the supporting cast. The mickey haller series consists of seven published novels, with the most recent published in 2019. Please be aware that this discussion guide may contain spoilers. Mickey haller is a comfortably amoral attorney, gladly defending his lawless clientele even when he knows theyre guilty.
The film is directed by brad furman, with a screenplay written by john romano, and stars matthew mcconaughey as the titular lawyer, mickey haller. Mickey survives by representing the worst criminals. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the lincoln lawyer. The lincoln lawyer may not quite be in the two latter movies class, but it was a welcome return to form for matthew mcconaughey. Michael mickey haller, junior is a fictional character created by michael connelly in the 2005 novel the lincoln lawyer. Michael connelly and matthew mcconaughey talk about the book and film while on the set of the lincoln lawyer movie.
The lincoln lawyer is a gripping, character driven thriller, full of twists and turns that kept me interested right till the end. A year earlier, he had blown a winnable race for district attorney amid. Mar 18, 2011 in the lincoln lawyer, a thriller adroitly adapted from the michael connelly book of the same title directed by brad furman and written by john romano ms. The lincoln lawyer written by tracey on may 18th, 2011. We dont have an article named main thelincolnlawyer, exactly. The lincoln lawyer was the only book available to me while on vacation so i picked it up and read it. I like the lincoln lawyer because it involves all three, and because it matches matthew mcconaughey with a firstrate supporting cast, while so many thrillers these days are about a lone hero surrounded by special. The lincoln lawyer posted on march 27, 2011 by peggy blair i read michael connollys the lincoln lawyer this weekend and i liked it a lot, at least up to the last couple of chapters. When a wealthy realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, haller is asked to defend him. The lincoln lawyer 2011 cast and crew mick haller matthew mcconaughey is a charismatic defense attorney who does business out of his lincoln continental sedan. The lincoln lawyer 2011 cast 71 matthew mcconaughey. Tasked with defending rich lothario louis roulet, whos been charged with assault, lawyer mick haller finds himself and his family in danger. Was great to listen to the book and then see the movie book didnt ruin the movie as alot of them do. Mar 18, 2011 brad furmans answer to michael connellys 500page the lincoln lawyer is to turn the monstrous text into an onedge, fastpaced, and intense ride.
The film costars ryan phillippe, marisa tomei, and josh lucas, and features william h. The lincoln lawyer isnt the first movie in which matthew mcconaughey has played a lawyer, but when he made a time to kill in 1996, he was an upandcoming leading man with a few indie projects under his belt. Jun 11, 2009 after watching the lincoln lawyer, i followed my urge to compare the movie against the book. Historians, legal scholars and practicing lawyers will find a sophisticated, thoughtful treatment of lincoln and 19th century law practice, but dircks command of legal theory and straightforward prose make this book appropriate even for those. Mickey haller has spent all his professional life afraid he wouldnt recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. I like the lincoln lawyer because it involves all three, and because it matches matthew mcconaughey with a firstrate supporting cast, while so many thrillers these days are about a lone hero surrounded by special effects. Haller is one of those characters that you cannot help but like. The lincoln lawyer 2005 the brass verdict 2008 also featuring harry bosch the reversal 2010 also featuring harry bosch. The black echo 1992 the black ice 1993 the concrete blonde 1994 the last coyote 1995 trunk music 1997 angels flight 1999 a darkness more than night 2001 city of bones 2002 lost light 2003 the. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. With matthew mcconaughey, marisa tomei, ryan phillippe, william h.
Brad furmans answer to michael connellys 500page the lincoln lawyer is to turn the monstrous text into an onedge, fastpaced, and intense ride. The lincoln lawyer aspect of the film is, i assume, an integral part of the book but completely pointless here. So no great surprise here that the lincoln lawyer turns out to be superior piece of crime storytelling with some characters clearly designed for recurring roles in other novels and perhaps other. Mickey haller is a lincoln lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his lincoln. Hes almost like the james bond of the justice system, operating outside the rules but ultimately on the side of good. This meticulous study of lincoln leaves aside his wellcovered presidency to spotlight his rather pedestrian career as an illinois lawyer.
A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime. Its been turned into a movie and the movie, in my opinion is almost as good at the book, but not quite. There were a few little things that seemed contrived the fact that the main character listened to gangster rap but i got sucked in and kept reading this author, who was a crime writer previous to these books. The lincoln lawyer is a stunning display of novelistic mastery as human, as gripping, and as whiplashsurprising as any novel yet from the writer publishers weekly has called today. Later on in the book, a reference is made to the movie adaptation of the lincoln lawyer starring matthew mcconaughey. I like reading books before i watch the movie versions of them, so when i saw the lincoln lawyer novel in the library, i grabbed it eagerly. I read michael connollys the lincoln lawyer this weekend and i liked it a lot, at least up to the last couple of chapters. His books, which include the harry bosch series and the lincoln lawyer series, have sold more than seventyfour million copies worldwide.
Michael haller, a famous criminal defense attorney and the father of mickey haller, the main character in the lincoln lawyer. His books, which include the harry bosch series, the lincoln lawyer series, and the renee ballard series, have sold more than seventyfour million copies worldwide. But what he should have been on the watch for was evil. Connellys 16th book and first outing with mickey haller the lincoln lawyer was first published back in 2005. May 27, 2011 the lincoln lawyer is a pretty good film as long as you dont come away with the mistaken impression that haller is just a slick attorney who knows how to work the system. Haller is a lincoln lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back seat of his lincoln town car. A novel mickey haller book 1 kindle edition by connelly, michael. Michael connellys 2005 introduction for veteran criminal defense lawyer mickey haller is a first page winner. A darkness more than night 2001 and the brass verdict 2008. You may want to ask in ask the tropers about whether its safe to recreate. Loved this book, great story, characters, the reader was fantastic. He never writes down to his audience or takes them for granted.
Michael connelly did a very good job of keeping the action in the story spread throughout the book. This series first landed on my radar when i saw the film adaptation of the first book. The lincoln lawyer by brad furman brad furman, matthew. Check out michael connellys lincoln lawyer books in order. Dec 01, 20 at the start of michael connellys terrific new lincoln lawyer novel, mickey haller is way, way down in the dumps. The movie is available now on dvd and for download. Set 10 years after the film trilogy, three new characters continue the chase for easy money in stockholms changed underworld and startup boom. The screenplay takes 99% of the dialog in the book very true to the authors work. The lincoln lawyer cast includes hollywood heavyweights such as matthew mcconaughey as mickey and ryan phillippe as louis roulet. Apr 07, 2011 20 questions for the real lincoln lawyer. Instead, hes a flawed, conflicted attorney who often uses morally and legally questionable means to accomplish noble ends. The lincoln lawyer provides examples of acquitted too late. Sometimes when people talk to him, he see their voices as colored shapes provoked by the emotions of the speakers, not by the words themselves.
The lincoln lawyer by michael connelly audio book simply. Some of hallers repeat customers are the members of a motorcycle gang that makes its money running drugs. The lincoln lawyer the lincoln lawyer audiobook, by michael connelly. At the start of michael connellys terrific new lincoln lawyer novel, mickey haller is way, way down in the dumps. The lincoln lawyer is a very good book in my point of view, and one of the biggest reasons behind that is because of the story line. Harry bosch is a formidable and unforgettable character. Fifteen years later, mcconaughey is a genuine movie star with a hefty reputation for playful eccentricity, so its telling that instead of playing a heroic. Oct 25, 2015 that is the reason why the lincoln lawyer is enjoying a renaissance of sorts.
He has sold 43 million of his 23 crimebased novels around the world since hanging up his. Hallers discomfort with representing the guilty is a constant theme in the series, and he has twice attempted to move to the prosecution side. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. Reintroducing the lincoln lawyer courtesy of john grisham. One version of the dvd includes 2 bonus features with michael connelly. With its courtroom splendor and gritty thrills, the film is extraordinary. May 01, 2012 i remembered the lincoln lawyer movie was based on connellys book saw the movie then read the book. The lincoln lawyer is a 2005 novel, the 16th by american crime writer michael connelly.396 1244 191 1321 1179 1467 218 1049 693 347 100 826 1443 553 1386 492 826 17 1382 95 761 1510 704 793 909 1564 307 538 1455 1366 1117 816 25 31 263 1428 1455 1189 436 1226 885 396 648 801 1453 670