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Law Abiding Citizen

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Overall 4
4.0

Law Abiding Citizen

ComingSoon
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: That's not necessarily a bad thing, or unexpected. Revenge fantasies and nihilism go hand-in-hand; they're about nothing but the exertion of power. When well done that can create some potent, if shallow, entertainment. When extremely well done it can even tell a compelling a story about the nature and importance of valuing things beyond oneself.
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Overall 8
8.0

Law Abiding Citizen

ComingSoon
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Strong performances by Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx drive this smart, sharp thriller that will keep you guessing with shocks and surprises at every turn.
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Overall 5
5.0

In Theaters: Law Abiding Citizen

movieline
6 October 2010
  • Excerpt: You get one darling exchange between Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) and his young daughter before all bloody hell breaks loose in Law Abiding Citizen , a vicious thriller that can barely wait for the opening titles to end before getting the shitshow on the road. Clyde thinks he's opening the door of his Philly home to the Fed Ex guy, or the delivery guy -- some kind of innocuous guy -- but instead he gets a bat to the face and a knife between his ribs.
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Overall 7
7.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 5
5.0

Law Abiding Citizen (UK - BD RB)

DVD Active
6 April 2010
  • Summary: Chris checks out the Blu-ray release of the recent Gerard Butler/Jamie Foxx flick
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Overall 7
7.0

Law Abiding Citizen

High-Def Digest
16 February 2010
  • Conclusion: 'Law Abiding Citizen,' the latest film from talented director F. Gary Gray, stars Jaime Foxx and Gerard Butler. The action thriller has its moments of entertainment, but its unbelievably implausible plot ultimately makes it unremarkable. The Blu-ray disc debuts with an excellent Audio/Video presentation and an average assortment of supplemental material.
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Overall 6
6.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 4
4.0

Law Abiding Citizen Review

DoBlu
16 February 2010
  • Excerpt: When the audience is introduced to Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler), he is the average everyman, having a chat with his daughter. In an instant, his house is broken into, Clyde’s wife and child murdered. When one of the men responsible is let off with an easy sentence, Clyde turns into a killer on par with Jigsaw from the Saw series. Limbs are severed, heads are blown off, and explosions are frequent. At least, that is what the audience is supposed to believe.
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Law Abiding Citizen

Sound & Vision Magazine
31 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Clyde Shelton is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice, a hotshot Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Nick offers one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. Fast forward ten years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt.
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Overall 4
4.0

Law Abiding Citizen

Cinema Blend
16 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Law Abiding Citizen is a movie with no use for logic, or realism, or basic rules of what is and is not possible within our world. It's so gleefully out there, in both its violence and overcooked sense of right and wrong, that it can be fun despite itself, with its grim attitude and humorless lead performances.
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Overall 2
1.8

Law Abiding Citizen

AV Club
15 October 2009
  • Excerpt: It goes without saying that the Saw movies are preposterous. Audiences readily accept—as they should—the silly idea of a devious puppetmaster working behind the scenes to lead victims to various forms of mechanized slaughter. There are plenty of adjectives to describe the franchise (“venal,” “sick,” “repetitive,” “ugly”), but the premise itself, outrageous though it may be, falls well within the boundaries for gross-out horrors.
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
28 January 2010
  • Excerpt: "Law Abiding Citizen" wastes no time delving straight into an egregious game of 'good guys vs bad guys'. At times, the way it manages to sway favour between lawyer and particularly clever murderer hungry for revenge can be intriguing. But flick the switch, and suddenly you find yourself locked into some inescapable moments of sinister dialogue and contrivance.
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