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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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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…
Law abiding citizen is a bit dull at times but Gerard Butler gives a great performance he alone at least kept me entertained.
¨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…
This could have been really effing great
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.
I had really high expectations for Law Abiding Citizen after watching the first scene. It really started out strong and made me excited for what would happen next, but then it gets too ahead of itself. The first 40 minutes of the movie are the best and then the last hour sort of drags on. I enjoyed Jamie Foxx's role but I don't understand why he is so involved in the story when he is a lawyer. He shouldn't have anything to do with most of the events in the movie. I understand he is there in order to make the movie more intense but it sacrifices realism. He should have been a cop. Then ending was sort of good but semi-predictable. I didn't think that this movie is really bad I just found a lot of things flawed with it. I'm sure many people would still enjoy the film. Just don't think too hard about it.
I found this movie to be pretty fun. It's not the greatest thing I've ever seen, but I was very entertained by it. Definitely recommend for anybody looking for a light watch sometime.
Tizls un klišejisks(kurš nav redzējis vai dzirdējis par kaut vienu filmu, kurā čalim novāc visu ģimeni un viņš grib atriebties?) sākums, diezgan interesants vidus un vilšanās beigās. Protams, bija jau skaidrs, ka labais ''taisnīgās'' tiesu sistēmas pārstāvis uzvarēs. Tas pat nav spoileris. Tādās filmās tā notiek pēc definīcijas.
Batlers notēloja jēdzīgi. Es pat viņam līdzi jutu.
Kopumā - nekāds wow. Vidusmēra filma. Var skatīties, ja nav ko darīt vai patīk tās ''čalis atriebj ģimeni(pat ja viņš saka, ka patiesībā viņa mērķis ir daudz lielāks, patiesībā stāsts vienalga vienmēr ir par ģimenes atriebšanu)'' filmas.
Es parasti šādas filmas neizvēlos, jo tās ir vienas vienīgas klišejas. Šo skatījos, jo draugs pierunāja, stāstot, ka būšot baigi labā(kkāds kolēģis viņam ieteicis). Nu...vidus bija diezgan interesants....
Tasteless, tension free, full of plot holes and Gerard Butler is rubbish.
From the trailer you'd think this was an action movie about an ordinary man whose case is screwed up by the courts and who decides to take revenge on the system that failed him. If you've seen the movie, however, you will discover that this is actually about a cold-blooded psychopath who has a background in military strategy. The cold-blooded killer not only quickly murders the man responsible for killing his family in the most hideously gruesome fashion, but then proceeds to make plans for the deaths of pretty much anyone involved in the justice system, especially those involved in the trial of his family's murderers. As the movie goes on it's pretty hard to remember that this is all…
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