The Lincoln Lawyer | 2011

Directed by: Brad Furman

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Main Plot

A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime.


  • Matthew McConaughey's character in The Lincoln Lawyer is a defense attorney who works out of his Lincoln car. Matthew McConaughey
  • Marisa Tomei's character, Maggie McPherson, is the ex-wife of the main character and provides emotional support throughout the film. Marisa Tomei
  • Ryan Phillippe's character plays Louis Roulet, a wealthy client accused of a brutal crime who hires lawyer Mickey Haller. Ryan Phillippe

Ending Explained

In the ending of The Lincoln Lawyer, directed by Brad Furman, it is revealed that the real murderer is the client of Mickey Haller, the defense attorney. Haller successfully proves his client's innocence and exposes the true culprit in court. However, Haller's ex-wife is kidnapped by the real murderer, leading to a tense standoff. With the help of his investigator friend, Haller rescues his ex-wife and ensures justice is served. The movie concludes with Haller driving away, reflecting on the events that unfolded.

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Brad Furman Matthew McConaughey Marisa Tomei Ryan Phillippe