Summary: '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.
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.
Conclusion: Law Abiding Citizen is a smart, innovative Thriller that's wholly implausible but nevertheless a whole lot of fun. It's Saw with less violence and a bit more of a focused structure and brain power, and even though much of the film plays out with an absurdity that's hard to ignore, the picture works...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Summary: Law Abiding Citizen is als een student die onverwacht een ruime voldoende haalt: achteraf gezien had er zeker meer in gezeten, maar het cijfer is genoeg om trots op te zijn. Misschien is het verhaal wat dun, komt het hele thriller-aspect niet goed uit de verf en heeft men soms voor niet al te...
Pros: Heerlijke vlotte actie, Gerard Butler en Jamie Foxx
Cons: Niet altijd even origineel, Actie-thriller zonder echte spanning
Conclusion: Filmen: Sångfågeln Jamie Foxx och Sparta-krigaren Gerard Butler gör upp i det här blodiga kriminaldramat som den svenska biopubliken gick miste om. Men nu är den här på Blu-ray istället, duger minst lika bra.