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The Lincoln Lawyer DVD Review

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The Lincoln Lawyer, one of the best movies of 2011 so far, files its away onto DVD and Blu-Ray today. The Matthew McConaughey-starring legal thriller is a surprisingly edgy, engaging and captivating film, featuring an immensely satisfying cat-and-mouse game. If you haven’t seen it, watch it now. Like right now.

Read my original The Lincoln Lawyer movie review here.

The DVD bonus features aren’t spectacular, but decent enough.

“Making the Case: Creating The Lincoln Lawyer” is a short featurette that, yes, looks at the making of the movie. It’s slightly promotional in nature, but offers some tidbits of knowledge, primarily how the movie was adapted from the book. Given its 10-15 minutes running time, it’s a good value.

“At Home on the Road” has author Michael Connelly driving around town talking about his inspiration for the story. Bonus features rarely explore the source of book adaptations, so this bonus feature, while only five minutes long or so, stands out.

“One on One” featurette has Matthew McConaughey and Michael Connelly asking each other questions about the production; McConaughey is pretty smooth, talking like actors do, but Connelly is honest about the positives and negatives of his book being adapted to the big screen. Again, the featurette is short but has some worthwhile nuggets.

The DVD also includes several deleted scenes that were clearly cut for pacing purposes.

The Lincoln Lawyer‘s DVD bonus features are neither in-depth nor plentiful, but valuable nonetheless. Regardless, the movie itself is well worth watching – and owning. Seriously, go watch this movie today.

By Erik Samdahl
Related categories: Crime Films, DVD Releases, Movie Reviews, Thriller Movies
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