• Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Law Abiding Citizen

Release Date: October 16th, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 16th, 2010

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an honorable family man, until the day his wife and daughter are murdered in a home invasion. He hopes for justice, but a rising prosecutor named Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) cuts a deal with one of the killers in exchange for testimony. Ten years later, that man is found dead and Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he hands Rice an ultimatum: Fix the broken legal system or suffer the consequences.

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill, Leslie Bibb, Michael Irby, Gregory Itzin, Regina Hall

Director: F. Gary Gray

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Warp Films

Keywords: Investigation , Tense , Revenge , 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 40
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    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

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

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