As someone who likes Matthew McConaughey as an actor but despises cheesy romantic comedies, I was thrilled to see him making another legal drama, his first since 1997. Not a Kate Hudson in sight! Of course, there aren't any surprises in sight, either, as this is possibly the least twisty, most straightforward legal thriller ever made. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, if all you want are the basics: a lawyer with a crisis of conscience, a client with a dark secret, and William H. Macy with a mustache. Hmm. Macy had a beard when he was in Sahara with McConaughey, and now the mustache. Does McConaughey have a "co-stars must have facial hair" clause in his contract?
Move over John and Clint -- there's a new cowboy in town and he's a real chameleon.