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Matthew McConaughey plays a criminal lawyer on the move, conducting business from the backseat of his Lincoln sedan. But after being hired to defend a Beverly Hills playboy accused of attempted murder, he discovers a dark side to his high-profile client.

MPAA Rating: R for some violence, sexual content and language.

Why is The Lincoln Lawyer rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Lincoln Lawyer is rated R for for some violence, sexual content and language.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Brief portrayals of non-graphic violence

- Brief portrayals of graphic violence

- Depictions of shooting and fighting.

- Occasional upsetting or disturbing scenes

- Violent acts shown in a realistic and detailed manner.

Sexual Content:

- Implied sexual activity

- Scene depicting sexual violence.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing

Language: Use of expletives

- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context,

- Frequent use of scatological slang and cursing.

- Infrequent use of sexual slurs

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Some substance abuse.

- Tobacco use.

The Lincoln Lawyer
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexual Violence.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Violence.
Ontario 14A Sexual Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A