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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 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…
Really entertaining until the complete cop-out ending... Very disappointing.
What a great movie. Had such a good time rewatching this for the first time. Clever and gripping. Think this is something that can be enjoyed by all types of audiences. Strong recommend.
On a second watch I thought this was a lot better than I originally did. I paid a lot more attention this time around and found myself thinking it was actually quite clever, and this time around I was actually interested in where it would go, even though I remembered the excellent ending.
When Clyde Shelton's wife and daughter are brutally murdered in a robbery he does everything he can to get his lawyer Nick Rice to bring down justice on the two men that committed the crime. However, due to extenuating circumstances one of the men is allowed to go free after just three years in jail. Shelton then spends the next several years planning on how to bring the corrupt legal system of Philadelphia down. If it wasn't for such a unsatisfying ending I would rated this film much higher, but it's still worth the rental. Keep in mind that due to violence and language this one is not for children.
A piece of shit.
As directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Kurt Wimmer, Law Abiding Citizen takes on the American justice system with all the sound logic and sensitivity of an LOL-strewn comments page rant. It creates a universe where “fuck his civil rights” is a statement of moral evolution, where the real injustice is that American citizens can’t get convicted without representation purely on hearsay in secret trials. In the anti-justice morass of Law Abiding Citizen, civil rights are the things that prevent you from getting home in time for your daughter’s cello recital. If that vengeance-is-blind premise was the slingshot into pure, pig-rolling-in-its-own-slop exploitation, then this might have been a sickly enjoyable travesty. But what’s even more offensive than the…
Esta mejor de lo que esperaba... Mola
Kinda like the movie 'Taken', except really trying to push morals vs justice vs revenge... bleh
F**d up ending, but it was a descend movie for a monday night!
This movie began so surprisingly good, but ended so unbelievably bad.
A mainstream Hollywood thriller that actually deliver the thrills big time deserves a modicum of my respect. If only its extreme violence weren't so confounding...
La vi justo después de 'Los Vengadores', la cual me pareció más verosímil que ésta.
This movie starts fairly strong as a lurid thriller, but has no idea what it wants to say about justice or the legal system: cinemachase.net/review-law-abiding-citizen/
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