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Based on 26 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 77 )
  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Jeez, did the "surprise" climax have to be this eye-rollingly stupid? show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Vigilante movies hold a firm place in cinematic history, but for them to work, the vigilante needs to be a sympathetic anti-hero. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Deep within Law Abiding Citizen lurks a thought-provoking movie. But most of what we see on the screen is implausible, superficial and only marginally involving. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    That the film, directed in swift strokes by F. Gary Gray from a screenplay credited to Kurt Wimmer, doesn't really work - unrelentingly grim, unintentionally funny - is almost beside the point. It's a wild concept. show more

  • 30
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Such a lazy action-drama underachiever, it seems unfair to target stars Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler for bringing their C game. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The script does create sufficient tension and intrigue to hook viewers along with a photogenic, hardworking cast. show more

  • 40
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    We're supposed to be awed, but a more reasonable response is to giggle. How does a Kevlar tie kill? And if it can, why hasn't the CIA sent a Kevlar scarf to Osama bin Laden? show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of those movies you like more at the time than in retrospect. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The payback in Law Abiding Citizen doesn't have a cathartic kick, because the revenge is so extreme it's horrifying. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The biggest problem with Law Abiding Citizen, however, is that the plot is just plain dumb. show more

  • May 04, 2011 gc00000000090206
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    This movie was amazing!! Excellent plot with an excellent twist at the end. Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler are great actors. This is definitely a movie worth watching and purchasing. Kudos to all involved with making this film something worth talking about. Kudos for originality.

  • December 22, 2010 deltarn76
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    The critics are nuts! I don't know how they pick movies but this movie was great!! Gerard Butler was awesome!

  • December 07, 2010 cbldng2
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    Good flick plenty of action and some gore. Butler and Foxx were great very entertaining. Hope they work together again.

  • October 11, 2010 estudesucesso
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    Disappointing ending. Lack of courage and knowlegde on law of director. The propose of the film in the beginning was to discuss about the criminal procedure and penalties, but preferred to show off some pyrotechnics tipical of action movies instead of sharing relevant information. Good play of Foxx. Butler not too good.

  • October 05, 2010 artr420
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    The events are farfetched and ridiculous. We are expected to believe that this man has access to extremely sophisticated weapons as well as the expertise required to set them up and activate them by remote control which he does by tunnelling in and out of prison. Absolutely ludicrous chain of events.

  • July 11, 2010 lndjet
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    movie was good until the end, DA who made the deals still got off to enjoy himself and killed someone in the process

  • April 02, 2010 Tomjr93
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    this movie was f%$@ing awesome. gerard butler did great, jamie foxx was alright, but still good acting 5/5 stars

  • March 14, 2010 PawPrintPower1
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    who cares where we canwatch it

  • February 18, 2010 bigbobsh2o
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    Pretty good. It has suspense, humor, and a good plot. Definitely worth checking out.

  • January 19, 2010 Neil Pendleton
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    best movie so far


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