Law Abiding Citizen Movie Reviews
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Jamie Foxx stars as Nick, the up-and-coming young lawyer looking to be the Philadelphia D.A. Gerard Butler is Clyde, the brilliant survivor of a senseless crime who, in his time, goes to extraordinary lengths to teach Nick a lesson in humanity that any student of medieval English history should already have known.
Not a film for the lawyers in the crowd. If you considered "L.A. Law" as much of an eye-roller as "Matlock," you'll want to leave your legal training in your briefcase. The writers clearly gave up on creating a plausible legal scenario that would lead to the crisis point they desired, and fell back on summary declarations, making Nick the worst sort of wishful thinker, yet, in an ironic way, even more in need of Clyde's teaching.
Jamie Foxx almost gives a creditable performance; Colm Meaney, who plays the police detective assigned to the case but will always be Transporter Chief O'Brien on Picard's Enterprise, does better with his part. Gerard Butler, who looks strangely like Ray Romano, gave the best performance in the movie.
I saw this movie the other night and it did not make me angry at all. I thought it had a very good plot and the actors did real swell. Jamie Foxx deserves a good pat on the back for his role and his music he is working on. I hated the film " Friday" but I thought Gary Gray did a swell job with this screen play. I did not see "silence the lambs" because I am a animal lover and you should never hurt one. My boy friend and I will see this movie again when it comes out on tape.
Overall, a VERY good movie. It keeps you wondering what's next and in some places make your jaw drop with a surprise that comes out of nowhere.
The only reason I couldn't give this a 5 star rating though, is that the ending kind of become predictable. With some of the shock instances early on, I was looking forward to being jaw dropped until the end. The whole store and the ending was still very good, but the ending wasn't jaw dropping like I was hoping it would have been.
There were a couple of times when I would have liked to have seen more of the villain's 'cool rage'. He plays that so well, so if when he does his pieces and being enraged like in 300, it kind of belittles the character as being cold and calculating. That was only in a few places, but overall still well done.
I SAW IT TODAY IT IS A KICKASS MOVIE THAT KEEPS YOU THINKING GO SEE IT.BY THE WAY DONT BE HOLDING ANYTHING LIKE DRINKS OR POPCORN IN ONE PART THERE IS A HOLY S#$% MOMENT.ITS A LITTLE LONG BUT WORTH IT .YOU WILL LIKE THIS MOVIE.
Nothing makes me angrier than when I go to the movies and see a well-respected actor who looks like they’re just walking through the motions in a movie they only starred in because they got paid tons of cash. I felt that way as I watched “Law Abiding Citizen.” The plot, or what there is of it, involves Butler’s Clyde Shelton getting revenge on those who let his wife and daughter’s murderer go free. But wait, he’s in jail! How’s he doing this? All I could think was, “Who gives a crap?” The actors certainly didn’t. Butler seems to be waiting for someone to hand him the script to “The 301”, and Foxx, who, I remind you, won an OSCAR, seems to be waiting for the cameras to stop rolling so he can work on his next album. To make things worse, this movie was directed by F. Gary Gray, who also directed one of my favorite films of all time, “Friday”. Here, he just serves up the leftovers from an unused script from one of the “Saw” films and tries to pass it off as “Silence of the Lambs”. Sorry, boys, this dude does not abide.