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Law Abiding Citizen
The System Must Pay.
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
While you are reading this review, a man will knock on your door giving you an envelope with a key in it. Tomorrow you will go to a train station and use this key to open the empty locker it belongs to at exactly 13.02, after which you will be bothered by six aggressive mimes and a small monkey. After this, you will go home, call your mother at 14.23 and cry about it. How do I know this? I planned this two years ago.
If you believe this, you'll give this film a five star rating. If not, you'll watch a completely forgettable, though decently made, action film.
I love characters that are just impossibly good at what they do. This guy is just that. Although we don't get to see exactly how, which makes it a little unbelievable.
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Law abiding citizen is a bit dull at times but Gerard Butler gives a great performance he alone at least kept me entertained.
This could have been really effing great
I saw this a couple of years ago and wasn't too keen. Late on Sunday night the tv was showing a distinct lack of anything decent to watch so this got another go. And I'm glad I did.
Yes this has problems,a lot of them. The first and most annoying being Gerard Butler's Yankee Doodle Dandy accent. Why couldn't he just have been an immigrant and kept his Scottish twang? The country has enough of them for Christ's sake. I digress. A revenge movie that centers on a dodgy deal that gets done behind close doors when a District Attorney decides to compromise. Letting down the victims and survivors to keep up his batting average is sickening and I did…
¨It's not what you know. It's what you can prove in court.¨
Law Abiding Citizen might not be a movie that will remain in your head for a long time, but it is an entertaining thriller that will have your complete attention for two hours and keep you in suspense. It isn`t one of those memorable movies which will blow your mind with a clever ending, but it is good enough to enjoy and have a good time without taking the movie too seriously. Gary Gray (Friday, The Italian Job, A Man Apart) directed this crime thriller which was written by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, The Recruit) and it does have some flaws, but the movie maintains some degree of suspense…
A good action thriller revenge story. Has a few good twists to keep you interested which is good, because I found it started to drag at parts. Still very enjoyable .
A visceral and often gory thriller that I nevertheless enjoyed.
Far fetched, absurd and ludicrous. But still a hell of a ride.
Different take on the revenge thriller. Unfortunately, it falls back onto usual tricks halfway through, even though it never ceases to be visually interesting and dynamic.
Long excuse to see Gerard Butler kill people and "be in the right". He's not.
Hate human race... Hate violence... The hard part isn't making the decision. It's living with it.
It is a moderately fun, above average thriller film, that most will think it is easily tolerated. But it is low quality and it is forgettable.
Just a crime drama thriller directed by F. Gary Gray from a screenplay written by Kurt Wimmer and stars Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler which is there for you to kill some time. A vigilante film which takes place in Philadelphia and tells the story of a man driven to commit multiple murders while targeting not only his family's killer but also a corrupt criminal justice system.
A lot of critics think that this is one of the worst movies of the year according to the reviews... but this movie delivers what promised... action packed violence with satisfactory acting and directing. Nothing special but I enjoyed it.
The plot may be absurd, but that doesn't stop this from being a really fun ride of a movie. Jamie Foxx is great here.
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