Anthony Stofferahn of Media Stomp wrote "This weekend the box office throws us three different movies. One of which is The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey. I've been seeing trailers for this for quite a while and each time I've seen them I found myself saying that this could be an interesting movie. I personally like the crime and drama genres, and I felt like this one could definitely contend by the looks of the trailer. When it came down to it, the cast looked like a nice setup, the concept looked like it could work, the director - never heard of him. Let's hope that last bit has no impact on how the movie flows. This movie is based off a book by the best-selling crime writer, Michael Connelly. I haven't read the book, so I will not be able to comment on how closely this movie follows it unfortunately."