Law Abiding Citizen, a Mr. E Movie Review
(Run time: 108 min. – Directed by: F. Gary Gray – Starring: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx )
“It’s going to be biblical!”
Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler star in the new thriller Law Abiding Citizen. This entertaining, cat-and-mouse thriller will have you on the edge of your seat, all the way up to the last few minutes!
After two criminals break into Clyde Shelton’s, played by Gerard Butler, Philadelphia home and murder his wife and daughter right before his eye’s, his life will never be the same. But, after Lawyer Nick Rice, played by Jamie Foxx, is picked to prosecute the killers he makes a deal with one of the them to testify against the other just to secure a win. Upon hearing this and seeing a mysterious handshake Clyde’s faith in the justice system is destroyed.
Ten years later, when the first killer is due to finally be put to death, things don’t go as planned and the killer experiences Clyde’s first dose of justice. Then, Clyde gets his hands on the recently killed murderers partner in crime, and well, you can guess what a father hell bent on revenge would do.
But, after all the evidence of these murders cleanly lead’s back to Clyde the real action begins. And now anyone and everyone involved in the injustice served to Clyde and his murdered family is going to vengence reign down on them in ways they had never imagined.
Law Abiding Citizen almost has all the elements it needs to make a great film. Explosions, revenge, and enough twists and turns to keep you chomping at the bit. From what seems like idol threats to their horrifying reality and a parking lot of exploding cars to rocket launching robots, Law Abiding Citizen delivers.
Gerard Butler take’s this role and his characters intelligent rage right over the edge. But, then again maybe, just maybe, when it’s all over this vigilante might’ve taken it a little too far for some. Nah!
Jamie Foxx plays his part equally as well. And even though he’s on the right side of the law you’re going to find yourself not really liking his arrogant and cocky portrayal of a lawyer whose only concern is the win. (That is until he has a family of his own.)
It’s only draw back comes in about the last 15 minute’s or so. Thankfully by then F. Gary Gray has done a good enough job building the story and thrilling you that you kind of don’t mind. (Just saying you might be leave this table a little less full than you thought you were going to be, that’s all.)
As a movie, Law Abiding Citizen is definitely a HOT new release that’s recommended to anyone looking for great characters, in a butt-kicking thriller, that will have you pondering our justice system while you root for the bad guy!