Take movie vigilantism to its horrific extreme and the result is Law Abiding Citizen, a brutally effective and alarmingly cathartic combination of Death Wish and Saw.
As a social statement, Law Abiding Citizen is a flawed attempt at holding the legal system accountable for its shortcomings. As a movie, it’s a ridiculous execution of a misguided concept.
LAW ABIDING CITIZEN ★ 1/2 out of 4 stars. Rating: R for violence, sexual violence, torture, profanity and adult themes.
Oct 15, 2009 · Movie Review – Law Abiding Citizen – Revenge, Best Served Remotely A ruthlessly efficient vigilante takes aim at a compromise-prone prosecutor, but the …
The same cannot be said of Law Abiding Citizen, a flagrantly ridiculous thriller that tries to retrofit Saw to function as a mainstream, semi-respectable vigilante picture about the failings of our justice system.
Oct 16, 2009 · Watch video · 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.
Clyde Shelton (also known as the Law Abiding Citizen) is the titular protagonist villain in the 2009 thriller film Law Abiding Citizen. He is a former family man who murdered several «evil» police officers and criminals in an attempt to get rid of the justice system’s corruption.
Full Name: Clyde Alexander Shelton
Indeed there are times you keep thinking that Law Abiding Citizen would have worked far better as a comic-book. Put a costume and mask on Gerard Butler and …
Law Abiding Citizen is a thriller about a brilliant sociopath who orchestrates a series of high-profile murders that grip the city of Philadelphia – all from inside his jail cell – and the
Law Abiding Citizen is such a lazy action-drama underachiever, it seems unfair to target stars Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler for bringing their C game. Vigilante movies hold a firm place in cinematic history, but for them to work, the vigilante needs to be a sympathetic anti-hero.
«Law Abiding Citizen» starts out like a modern-day version of «Death Wish,» spends a few moments aping the «Saw» franchise, then settles in as a cat-and-mouse crime drama centered around the theme that the American legal system seems designed as much to thwart justice as to enact it.