Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. To see other entries and themes for this year, head over to her blog and join in! This year is starting off with legal thrillers. I had a hard time with this one as I don’t watch a lot of movies that could be considered as legal thrillers. Here are my picks this week.
The Lincoln Lawyer – I remember liking this one a lot the first time I saw it. It ranks high in the good Matthew McConaughey movies list, although the man seemed to have disappeared since his awards run.
Fracture – The way things ended here get me every time. Ryan Gosling’s character wasn’t a hotshot lawyer and the way Anthony Hopkins calculated his moves were surprising.
Law Abiding Citizen – Is this considered a legal thriller? A main character is a district attorney who’s trying to catch the other main guy. The movie isn’t memorable except for some scenes, but even recalling those scenes won’t give a clearer picture of what the movie’s about.