Law Abiding Citizen

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"Justice at any cost."
  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 7.4  (316,159)
  • 34

Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is a successful engineer with a loving wife and daughter, until his life is turned upside down when a home invasion robbery leaves his wife and daughter brutally murdered. The suspects, career criminal Clarence Darby (Christian Stolte) and his partner Rupert Ames (Josh Stewart), are apprehended and brought to trial.

Assistant District Attorney Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) is assigned to the case and offers Darby a plea bargain in exchange for testifying against Ames. Despite Clyde's objections, Darby accepts the plea and is sentenced to a reduced sentence in exchange for his cooperation.

Ten years later, Ames is set to be executed and Clyde's deep-seated anger and desire for revenge boil over. He meticulously plans and executes a number of attacks against those involved in the plea bargain, sparking a city-wide manhunt, with Nick Rice at its head.

As the story unfolds, Nick Rice and Clyde Shelton engage in a game of cat and mouse, with Clyde always one step ahead. The killings are so precise and calculated that it is clear to everyone involved that Shelton must have some kind of inside knowledge of the legal system.

As the body count rises and the stakes become higher, Rice is left scrambling to protect his family from the wrath of Clyde Shelton. In a dramatic finale, the two men face off against each other in a final confrontation that will have you on the edge of your seat.

"Law Abiding Citizen" is a gripping and intense thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end. Gerard Butler delivers a standout performance as Clyde Shelton, a man pushed to the brink, driven by a desire for justice and revenge.

Jamie Foxx, meanwhile, is perfectly cast as the morally conflicted Nick Rice, torn between his duty to uphold the law and his desire to protect his family. Leslie Bibb is also noteworthy as Sarah Lowell, a journalist investigating the case who becomes involved in the dangerous game between Shelton and Rice.

Director F. Gary Gray does an excellent job of maintaining tension and suspense throughout the film, with a number of surprising twists and turns that keep the audience guessing. The action sequences are expertly executed, and the film's dark and gritty atmosphere only adds to the sense of unease.

Overall, "Law Abiding Citizen" is a must-see for fans of the thriller genre. With its strong performances, intriguing plot, and nail-biting suspense, it is a film that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Law Abiding Citizen is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 34.

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    7.4  (316,159)
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