Summary: There is only one thing you need to know before watching ‘Law Abiding Citizen’ and that is: how much can you suspend your disbelief? If the answer is, ‘Not a lot – I like my films realistic,’ then don’t bother watching this. However, if you can overlook one plot hole after the next and just gloss over the numerous coincidences which need to occur simply to move the plot forward, then you’ll probably enjoy this.
Summary: Men break into house, kill woman and child but leave man alive, criminals caught, one gets death sentence other walks away, man unhappy, gets revenge on freed criminal, Gerry B gets all Jigsaw on our sorry a*ses! Thriller that thinks it’s a lot cleverer than it actually is and doesn’t help that Gerard Butler is miscast, Jamie Foxx doesn’t want to be there and it’s all a bit far-fetched.
Over-the-top violent and rather sadistic action film.
a customer , 17 Jul 2013, LOVEFiLM
17 July 2013
Summary: The film throws you straight into the action and its violent and sadistic from the outset. Initially everything is described rather plausibly and is all the more chilling for it. However it soon becomes apparent that you have to suspend your disbelief to enjoy this film as its plot gets more and more far fetched. I found the vigilante revenge vs criminal justice question the film covers to be thought provoking. But the whole thing is taken too far and becomes ridicuous.
Excerpt: There is something inhumanely ugly and cruel about Law Abiding Citizen. The film asks us to celebrate Draconian revenge-based justice and the violation of civil liberties because of the fact that the courts can occasionally be abused to get bad people out of nasty sentences. It uses the rape and murder of a child and its mother to justify the abandonment of neutrality in the courts and encourage the pursuit of punishment over stability.
RENT this movie, for cinematic thriller brilliance
25 June 2013
Summary: This movie will truly make you think about justice. Breath and heart stopping, thriller. If you like , to be taken to the edge and great acting. Then I would RENT this movie, for cinematic brilliance. By far one of the best movies ever.... Get this one for , you'll love it.
Excerpt: This movie surprised the hell out of me. Gerard Butler was awesome as a murderous genius. The brutal ways in which some of his victims died were really creative. I loved the way he exacted revenge on everyone. My favorite scene was ***SPOILER*** when he punctured the hell out of his jailmate's jugular. Such a violent scene, but made you realize how truly evil he can be. Jamie Fox is nothing to write home about as an actor, and it once again showed here.
Summary: "Law abiding Citizen" deserves to be discussed. It tells a story of an angry man, not treated well by the laws and policies or the system. Gerard Butler played the role of that angry man perfectly. This is an well executed movie. Hence, I recommend this movie to all.
Summary: This is a very good action movie that worth watching. I liked all cinematography, plot and the acting. The only thing I did not like was some parts of the story. It felt like it was not flowing smoothly. But overall, I enjoyed it a lot. It is a very good action movie.
Summary: Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) sees his wife and child murdered and raped by Clarence Darby (Christian Stolte). Prosecutor Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) is Clyde's lawyer but witnesses him shake hands with Darby's lawyer. Rupert Ames (Josh Stewart) was executed thru lethal injection, but is wrongfully accused. The soundtrack was descent and direction was sometimes all over. Butler however depicts a man in pain eager to prove a point about the justice system.