Law Abiding Citizen movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Although the violence gets pretty bloody and graphic, it can’t take over how great the thrills are in this awesome revenge story. Despite some slow stuff, Law Abiding Citizen is a usually entertaining and gripping story.


After the killers of his wife and daughter are set free, Clyde Shelton is desperate to exact revenge on those who killed his family and the police officials, including an assistant district attorney who could not guarantee an appropriate sentence.

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Movie details

Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney, Viola Davis, Bruce McGill, 
Writer: Kurt Wimmer
Release Date (Australia): 28 January 2010
Runtime: 108 minutes/1h 48m
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film features themes of murder and revenge, as well as disturbing scenes featuring implied rape and torture.

Violence (MA15+)

The film features depictions of bloody sprays and pooling as an accompanying result of shooting and stabbing murders, as well as a depiction of a dismembered body.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

There is frequent and often aggressive uses of “f**k”.

Drug Use (M)

The film contains drug use in which a man is depicted snorting cocaine.

Nudity (PG)

The film contains brief buttocks nudity.

mpaa rating

R (for strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape, and pervasive language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This is the kind of film where the execution of the jaw-dropping violence, shocking ideas and a man’s twisted sense of vengeance is enough to engage and thrill you. But what also adds to the enjoyment of Law Abiding Citizen is Jamie Foxx’s and Gerard Butler’s engrossing and well-designed characters. Expect a ton of bloody violence, murders and insane elements in this film.

So obviously this movie is very likeable with a fairly entertaining story. But despite the gruesome and electrifying material, most will discover a heap of reasonable disappointment as the film closes. You’ve probably heard enough about this film including an unacceptable ending, which it definitely does, but it fortunately doesn’t own the ability to take charge of the rest of the story.

Butler is extreme, Foxx is appealing and the amount of thrills is awesome; that is all you’ll remember from Law Abiding Citizen. It’s a very intelligent film, with F. Gary Gray behind the camera and the great writing of Kurt Wimmer. What an incredible and action-packed revenge thriller.

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