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.
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I can suspend a hell of a lot of disbelief when watching a brainless action juggernaut but the twist the filmmakers asked its audience to get down was a testament to either how stupid they were or how stupid they thought their audience was. There are some movies that are either made or taken down by their last 10-20 minutes. Law Abiding Citizen wasn't doing well, but those last minutes definitely didn't help.
I took it for what it was and nothing more - it was a thrill ride which took me by surprise at some points, and I looked passed the errors. Throughout the film I found myself rooting for Gerard Butler - he was a bad guy with a past which we live through from the beginning which I found pretty unique. However, they need to stop putting Foxx in every fucking film...
A cliche Hollywood production, although one with a tolerable production formula. As far as entertainment is concerned, the first half of the film is pretty nice, and actually reminded me of that delicious satisfactory feeling of revenge in "Taken". However, about halfway through it spins out of control, losing all credibility and remnants of authenticity. Not worth your while.
This movie tells the story about how the law sometimes can't fulfill a man's sense of justice and his left with nothing but to make what he thinks his right with his own hands. The major problem it's prisons, not the law. No matter the decision and the time, criminals that are in prison must reflect and rethink about themselves in moral and society standards but that's not what happen, they are just incarcerated.
This movie tries to say something about vigilantism and justice system, when the movie itself is confused on who we're supposed to be rooting for.
This could've been a lot more interesting if handled with thought and care into it. Director F. Gary Gray and screenwriter Kurt Wimmer are not the right people for this type of material. What we get something implausible and out-right stupid.