1 Dec 2009

Law Abiding Citizen

Director: F. Gary Gray

Cast: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill

Year: 2009

Genre: Thriller / Action


Cinema-Reader – 7.2

IMDB – 7.3

FilmAffinity – 6.4

Cinema-Reader Synopsis:

Justice ain’t fair once again when Clyde Shelton (Gerald Butler) loses his wife and daughter under brutal circumstances, as the killer is released when Shelton’s plaintiff lawyer, ambitious Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), reaches an agreement with defendant in order to secure the case.

After feeling betrayed, Clyde Shelton turns into a merciless psycho and starts a countdown punishing in his own way, and thanks to his wide knowledge of engineering, to all those he considers responsible for his family murder and the lack of justice made during their prosecution. Even when locked down under custody in a secure prison, Clyde still is being able to strike with his particular hammer of justice without anyone, Rice included, could do nothing to avoid it.

Cinema-Reader Review:

New action/thriller movie that grab the topic of a normal guy living a normal live till something happens. This something is the murder of his wife and daughter.

Witnesses of this awful happening, Clyde Shelton (Gerald Butler) becomes into a particular avenger full of anger and hate towards all those he believes are responsible for the death of his entire family.

Sounds familiar, isn’t it?

It is indeed.

However, and somehow (I couldn’t figure it out yet) this films turns more interesting according the time passes.

Finally Gerald Butler gets another role since breathtaking "300" that makes him being on of the starlets within the current film industry for his own rights after such unclassified failures as "Gamer", "The Ugly Truth" or "P.S. I Love you" (what the hell he was thinking of?).

Alongside him, Jamie Foxx (always solid performing) and the superb Colm Meaney (I almost open up an account with Halifax after seeing him on its ad…)

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