Everybody loves a good Court Room Drama, but most of the time that is all they are - this breaks the mould. Its a gritty Street movie with a courtroom background. The Lincoln part of the title refers to MM's car / office. He travels everywhere in it along with his personal driver and the way clients book appointments seem to be pulling up along side him.
The case this time in question is a battery charge where the accused, Ryan Phillipe who, coming from a wealthy background expects immediate support from our defence attorney but this time MM cant turn a blind eye to whatever the "Facts" may be as the case seems and all too familiar with another from 5 years precious and our Lawyer must battle with his own demons to do whats right!
Cryptic enough? well, sadly I spoiled the ending of Battle: LA for most of you so this time I promise - no spoils!
The best character in this for me was William H. Macey as the investigator - he is quirky, funny and has madly long hair! but killer moustache aside, he is everyones favourite right had man and although to my knowledge has never held a leading role does what he does better than any supporting actor, ever.
Its gritty, funny & manages to capture the suspense of court alongside some street action and dodgy dealings. The life of what could easily be any American (under the radar) Lawyer - cash deals, smart, witty and playing the game.
No much to think about - everything gets explained eventually buts I loved it - Good Movie.
See this if...........................You like your legal battles served up nicely with your crime dramas!