The Lincoln Lawyer

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Legal thriller entertains but is too dark, heavy for kids.

R 2011 119 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 16+

McConaughey exuding charm all over the place

McConaughey exudes charm and finesse as a an attorney for people who are more guilty than not, but who still need representation. The film works because the story although a bit by the book soaks up the LA backdrop and the cast of characters all bring something special to the plot. There is a lot of movie to get through and you could say it belabors the point a bit, but it's such a fun ride that you forgive the film's indulgences. A great film for dinner and a movie.
age 15+

Main theme is too much for kids

The movie is based on the abuse and murder of prostitutes and how a sociopath tries to get off of these charges. If Common Sense had said any of this, I would never have let my 13 year old watch it with me. Disappointed in the reviews and I’m a CS user for a very long time.

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