Law Abiding Citizen

2009 "Justice at any cost."
7.4| 1h49m| R| en| More Info
Released: 15 October 2009 Released
Producted By: The Film Department
Country: United States of America
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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.


Drama, Thriller, Crime

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Colibel Terrible acting, screenplay and direction.
Breakinger A Brilliant Conflict
Keeley Coleman The thing I enjoyed most about the film is the fact that it doesn't shy away from being a super-sized-cliche;
Cristal The movie really just wants to entertain people.
AParkinson-2 I have watched a lot of movies recently and nothing drew me in like this. This was brilliant. It was over the top as hell, but who cares. If a man loses his daughter you can nuke the world and be happy. I mean John Wick kills half a city coz his dog got killed and we all cheer.So for all the genius of Clyde, all his planning and meticulous design, he gets thwarted by the most stupid of stupid nothings? They move the bomb to under his bed. The logistics make barely any sense, and his grand finally was a damn bag hidden in plain sight? Seriously? He kills a Judge from a mobile phone probably setup months beforehand, yet he has to break out of prison to do a grade one terrorist bag.Also no-one is happy at the end. What the scum lawyer goes to the recital. We think that makes it all good, that he learned a lesson?If they took this back, made the last 20 minutes a grand finale, where Clyde pulls off something crazy, and then 'usual suspects' go through how he did it, it would be an 8+ star movie. Why do all that to just poop on the screen is beyond me.
bzt96 Awful ending. He should have won. He should have not blown up.
Saud Khan A R Rating only for first 90mins. Last 15 mins was not supposed to be for the person who can do anythingAtleast he should have deserved better
joannesteenbeeke The movie is well made, good acting, moving plot, good pace. The horrifying and heartbreaking reason for revenge in the introduction makes the brutal and methodically executed sequel in which the perpetrators of the robbery are executed, understandable and even accepted. Certainly when clearly the system fails to adequately give justice.It is not pretty, or good, but hey, they started it.Much of the story, however, involves the politically correct and sociologically responsible twaddle. The protagonist (Gerard) must of course be held accountable for his actions as judge, jury, and executioner. And the other main lead (Fox), the embodiment of righteousness and law and order, must chase and arrest this vigilante.After the justifiable revenge on the robbers, the story devolves in a maniacal plot on revenge to the whole system where the justice system, led by D.A. Rice -really, the D.A. is actively involved?- saves the day. And even outwits the genius, but clearly derailed Shelton, in so far as that he blows himself up with his own device meant for the town's dignitaries.Hurrah, civilization triumphs again. The police has the monopoly on violence, and revenge may never be your's, chump, I mean citizen. No matter how much injustice and brutality has been dealt. And if the system fails, well, tough noogies.