Law Abiding Citizen [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 9694588
  • Release Date: 02/16/2010
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (104 out of 107)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary Featuring Producers Lucas Foster and Alan Siegel
  • The Justice Of Law Abiding Citizen
  • Law in Black and White - Behind The Scenes
  • Preliminary Arguments
  • The Visual Effects of Law Abiding Citizen
  • The Verdict - Winning Trailer Mash-Up
  • Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis


Law Abiding Citizen
Jamie Foxx stars as an assistant DA who finds himself at the mercy of a spiteful vigilante (Gerard Butler) hell-bent on avenging the death of his wife and daughter, whose murderers are set free due to legal loopholes. F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) directs from a script by Frank Darabont and Kurt Wimmer. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jamie Foxx
    Jamie Foxx - Nick Rice
  • Gerard Butler
    Gerard Butler - Clyde Shelton
  • Colm Meaney
    Colm Meaney - Detective Dunnigan
  • Bruce McGill
    Bruce McGill - Jonas Cantrell
  • Leslie Bibb
    Leslie Bibb - Sarah Lowell



Customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie, but be warned...

    Posted
    ProPhotog
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    This was an impulse buy of a cheap movie, found in the discount movie bin. The premise of the movie is something like, "What would happen if a brilliant and clever law-abiding citizen feels like the 'justice system' failed him?" The movie starts with a home invasion and disturbing outcome for the mom and young daughter. The dad sees it all, and is deeply disgusted with the decisions of the judicial system for the two bad guys. Don't want to give details, but suffice to say that he has his own remedy for those who he holds responsible. Action is intense at times, and some pretty brutal things happen. Not much is seen, but you know what is going on, and it's grim. Keep your kids (even teens) away from this one, unless you think that the possibility of giving your kids nightmares is a good thing. And, if that's the case, go find a good parenting book to read instead of watching this movie. Additionally, this is not a good date movie, or one to watch with the in-laws, as they might wonder about why you would watch such a movie. If you like intrigue, suspense, and a movie with unpredictable twists, (and can endure some of the grim stuff) it would worth viewing. My family was out, and this was a "by myself" movie that I knew my wife wouldn't enjoy. If watching with others, interesting conversations about various philosophical/legal/moral topics could follow the viewing of this movie. Acting and cinematography is very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Can't fight fate

    Posted
    Makenx2
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    Gerard Butler plays a family man who plots revenge on his wife and daughter's murderers and the judicial system who gave one of them a lighter sentence. "It's not what you saw. It's what you can prove in court," explains the DA played by Jaime Foxx. What happens afterward is a series of explosions, traps and bloodshed brought on by a man in solitary confinement. That's the best part of the movie. The script, however, is not as clever. "It's complicated. He's very smart and very angry," explains one character. All the actors commit to the bad dialogue and make for an entertaining thriller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Boooo this movie

    Posted
    HeMan81

    Movie stars off great. You're hooked and want more, Butler is great. You sit through the whole movie and at the end, you're ripped off. The one person who deserves it the most (jamie fox) somehow gets portrayed as the good guy. I looked forward to this movie comming out to dvd so i could watch it in the comfort of my home, I'm glad I did cause it made me sick. If I could have given this a negative star rating I would've. Don't waste 2 hours of your life on this movie. Booooooooo!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A gret movie

    Posted
    Essential

    I very much enoyed this movie. The plot was clever, and it had a couple moments that made me jump, and cringe. The acting was good despite a few hiccups. Jamie Foxx could have done better, but he could have done worse. His Academy Award does not lie. Gerard Butler was actually good as a maniacal guy. He just needs to learn to mask his accent better. Besides those things this is a movie worth watching, and adding to your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rollercoaster ride kinda crazy

    Posted
    Shachero
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    This film is brilliantly made, with a story that forces an inner conflict within yourself. The actors brought their A-game on this one, although, (Jamie Foxx can seem a little goofy in his acting, at times. Here's a comedian.. so) This film will make you question and closely examine both sides of the U.S. justice system. I love this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    Posted
    Indiony

    Although I have to say, as ridiculous movies go, this one has its moments. The big problem with the movie isn't the violence, or the message about coddling criminals, or the two lead actors, although they've never been worse. It's the utter implausibility and a ridiculous thriller that tries to retrofit Saw to function as a mainstream, semi-respectable vigilante picture about the failings of our justice system

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie.

    Posted
    elzk
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    Just a heads up towards the end of my review there is a spoiler so if you have not seen this movie. Do not completely read my review. I love everything about this movie only can not stand the ending. I would have loved it even more if Gerard Butlers character would have survived at the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must see!!!

    Posted
    BigSooch76

    It was a great movie. The movie starts off and great and keeps you hooked the entire time. The whole time you are watching this movie you are on the edge of your seat. Gerard Butler is great. A movie you will want to watch over and over again. Has a great plot and a twist you don't see coming at the end. A must have for your DVD collection

    I would recommend this to a friend




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