Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

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Law Abiding Citizen

A thriller about an everyday guy (Gerard Butler) who loses everything when criminals kill his family. After a plea bargin set's the killers free, he takes justice into his own hands. His target: the district attorney (Jamie Foxx) who orchestrated the deal.

From the writer of Street Kings and The Recruit and the director of The Italian Job.

2009109 minsUSA
Thriller
Director:
F. Gary Gray ('Friday', 'The Italian Job', 'Be Cool')
Writer:
Kurt Wimmer
Cast:
Gerard ButlerJamie FoxxMichael GambonLeslie BibbColm MeaneyViola Davis
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An enjoyable film despite it's flaws.

Law Abiding Citizen is very much a well-made thriller that will satisfy the mature audiences. It's a good dark ride that will not only keep you on the edge of your seat but get you thinking too. Just don't expect this to break the formula, or give you three dimensional characters.

4.0
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Loved it

Was an excellent movie but the ending was a little flat... Still recommend it though

4.0
0

Shame about the typical American ending

A reasonably good movie with an unnecessary R18 rating; should have ended with the main action climax instead of a soft ending tidying things up for the American audience.

3.0
0

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really entertaining film probably best thriller i've seen and i have seen a couple

5.0
0

An excellent film

I thought Law Abiding Citizen was an awesome film. Its morales were so powerful, it was well acted and very suspensful. I could fully believe how something like that could happen when the justice system fails you. Gerard Butler in his most intelligent if slightly "Joker-like" role to date, with Jamie Foxx's superb lead as a corrupt cop.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

True torture-porn aficionados will be disappointed, as editor Tariq Anwar cuts away right before blade meets flesh -- a move that feels a tad, well, gutless under the circumstances. But elsewhere, "Citizen" proves startlingly graphic, even by R-rated standards.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Could have made for a decent enough B-movie renter if it had just aimed a bit lower, but the moral drum-banging only serves to throw its failings into even sharper relief

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Wears its preposterousness with a certain pride. It’s about the cat-and-mouse game between two very smart guys, and it’s perfectly happy to be as dumb as it wants.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Absurd plot and stomach-turning violence ruins this tense thriller.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The script does create sufficient tension and intrigue to hook viewers along with a photogenic, hardworking cast.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Relentlessly ugly, preposterous and hackneyed of dialogue: guilty on all counts. It will do well, then.

0
Variety

Variety

press

True torture-porn aficionados will be disappointed, as editor Tariq Anwar cuts away right before blade meets flesh -- a move that feels a tad, well, gutless under the circumstances. But elsewhere, "Citizen" proves startlingly graphic, even by R-rated standards.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Could have made for a decent enough B-movie renter if it had just aimed a bit lower, but the moral drum-banging only serves to throw its failings into even sharper relief

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Wears its preposterousness with a certain pride. It’s about the cat-and-mouse game between two very smart guys, and it’s perfectly happy to be as dumb as it wants.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Absurd plot and stomach-turning violence ruins this tense thriller.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The script does create sufficient tension and intrigue to hook viewers along with a photogenic, hardworking cast.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Relentlessly ugly, preposterous and hackneyed of dialogue: guilty on all counts. It will do well, then.

0

An enjoyable film despite it's flaws.

Law Abiding Citizen is very much a well-made thriller that will satisfy the mature audiences. It's a good dark ride that will not only keep you on the edge of your seat but get you thinking too. Just don't expect this to break the formula, or give you three dimensional characters.

4.0
0

Loved it

Was an excellent movie but the ending was a little flat... Still recommend it though

4.0
0

Shame about the typical American ending

A reasonably good movie with an unnecessary R18 rating; should have ended with the main action climax instead of a soft ending tidying things up for the American audience.

3.0
0

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really entertaining film probably best thriller i've seen and i have seen a couple

5.0
0

An excellent film

I thought Law Abiding Citizen was an awesome film. Its morales were so powerful, it was well acted and very suspensful. I could fully believe how something like that could happen when the justice system fails you. Gerard Butler in his most intelligent if slightly "Joker-like" role to date, with Jamie Foxx's superb lead as a corrupt cop.

5.0
0