Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey), a criminal defense attorney, is known for giving out strong cases to get criminals free or a “slap on the wrist.” Even though, every criminal he represents is guilty, Mickey outsmarts the system to win cases. A man named, Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), who comes from a rich family, is charged for attempted murder and rape. Haller takes on the case because Roulet requested him and has guarantee expensive payments from the family. Roulet says he is innocent and was setup by the victim to gain money through a damages lawsuit. As Haller investigates, he starts to uncover secrets that could change his case and things become dangerous. What will Haller uncover? Will Roulet go to jail for a crime he didn’t commit?
I really liked this movie. Matthew is so brilliant in this film. The energy from his actions, the passion to win and the hustle to obtaining his finances, brings the character to life. I enjoyed the large amount of suspense, especially when Haller finds out new shocking information. Ryan also plays a great role as the innocent suspect. He made his character practically shout through the screen to get his word across that he didn’t harm the victim. I like that Haller works out of his Lincoln car, it shows his non-stop dedication to his job and it’s easily accessible to get to his client’s. I loved the beginning, middle and end. All in all, I will definitely see this film again.