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Law Abiding Citizen [DVD] [2009]-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 437 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie, but be warned...

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    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

    Decent Movie that is Ruined by Ending

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    JohnGalt
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    I bought this movie by mistake. My best friend mentioned it in passing as a movie he recently watched and I thought he was recommending it. I picked it up in a bargain bin in store when I had time to kill. Most of the movie is fantastic if you like thrillers. Even better if you like movies where the villain is also the "good" guy. I could really sympathize with the Gerard Butler character (the villain) mainly because the Jamie Foxx character is so annoying. That being said the ending completely ruins the movie. Utterly ruins it. I do not want to spoil anything further. I am giving this a 3 star overall because the movie up to the ending gets 5 stars and the ending gets 1 star.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Thriller

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    Paragon
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    Product / Packaging is solid. The disc snaps in cleanly and doesn't flop around. I bought the 4k because I have the gear but truthfully Blu-ray would be fine. I don't see any advantage with 4k UHD in this case. The movie itself is riveting. It is fairly non-stop with only a few slow parts in between to help show character relationships (so you care more about them as people). I'd seen this as a rental and decided to purchase as it is a good addition to my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Can't fight fate

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't miss it this one !!!!

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    ElectronicGadgets

    I really liked this movie. Gerard Butler's acting was great as usual, not that I am new to him (he was equally as great in 300). Jamie Fox as well as the other actors kept the movie fresh and suspensefull ! As for the Director F. Gary Gray, I can't wait for his next project. I only have one complaint, the movie did not need the gore to make it work. It was the only thing that could have been accomplished differently in my opinion. I also liked the Blu Ray extras. A movie definately worth seeing !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Kamehamehax3
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    Moral quandaries and violence abound in this story of a man who seeks bloody revenge not only on his family's killers but also on the whole justice system that let one of them go. I would not do the things he did and was unhappy to hear Foxx's character tell him "bravo" after he gruesomely kills, but the story is very compelling and brings up questions of right and wrong, justice, violence, and more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Law Abiding the Citizen.

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    sctparker
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    These sorts of movies create the genre of "you can fight City Hall" film, a rather uniquely American style. When the state and its justice system screws over Clyde Shelton (Gerard Burler), he decides to screw them right back, with dangerous results. Whether you find yourself rooting for Shelton, or Jaime Foxx's Nick Rice, you have to thing about WHY you root for them. Despite coming out 8 years ago, this movie feel no less current now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Boooo this movie

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    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

    Entertaining Movie

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    Bobby
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    One of the few Blue Rays I own versus regular DVD. It was worth it for the action scenes and it is a directors cut with an extra disc. You can compare it to the theatrical version. I am a fan of both Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler and enjoyed their chemistry as adversaries. Some twist and turns but somewhat predictable. Still enjoyed the ride.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OUTSTANDING!!!

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    Teacher2121

    Might be the one and only film that you will find yourself, at one point, rooting for the bad guy. The ending was so shocking, and fair so to speak. Law Biding Citizen is a must for your collection, oh, and one more note, what he does does through the entire film, clearly demonstrates how distorted our judicial system has become. Anyone who has lost a family member due to any circumstances such as this film, will catch themselves smiling when "Justice" is issued.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A gret movie

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Action Packed Movie

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    Melissus2Go
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    I basically bought this movie because it was on sale and was in Blu-Ray format. I also recently purchased a larger screen TV and needed better resolution than DVD provides. I'd seen the movie before and enjoyed it. It is well directed and acted. It also has a fast pace with a suspenseful plot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

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    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

    Rollercoaster ride kinda crazy

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie! Good plot! Good suspence! Good acting

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    tj1977

    Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler did a wonderful job acting in this movie! Plot keeps you on edge throughout the entire movie. You think you know what to expect, then BOOM!! they surprise you with something else. I saw this movie at the cinema and I cant wait to see it on blu-ray with the special features and bonus material. A Must See!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quite Amazing

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    Switchfreak

    This movie was a blast from the first seconds of the movie. You sit in awe as things unfold, wondering to yourself it all is working. Once it finally comes to the climax, you are in full shock. One great movie that was enjoyed during its entirety. Highly Recommend people to watch this if they want a thriller that boggles your mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie.

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    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

    Amazing film!

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    I saw this film in theatres years ago! I have owned it on DVD for years also! This is a movie that never gets old. I saw the Unrated Edition on sale for 5.99 and had to upgrade to this BluRay!! Will always love this movie!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must see!!!

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    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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The movie had the making of a great movie thriller

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    THEHONESTREVIEWER

    This movie could have been one on the coolest thrillers/suspense movies out there. But the writers must have gotten lazy towards the end of the movie, which cost this movie a place on the all time top 10 list. I would only recommended this to other viewers to see why I commented in this manner.

    I would recommend this to a friend