Law Abiding Citizen

The System Must Pay


Law Abiding Citizen
After a home invasion leaves mom and child dead, and dad eventually unhappy with the sentences meted out to the perpetrators, he decides to take matters into his own hands. His technical skills come in handy after he allows himself to be arrested, and sets about killing anyone in ''the system'' who was involved in the case and, in his opinion, failed to ensure that justice was done.

107 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill, Leslie Bibb, Michael Irby, Gregory Itzin, Regina Hall
Director
F. Gary Gray
ScreenplayKurt Wimmer
MusicBrian Tyler
CinematographyJonathan Sela
EditingTariq Anwar
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byWarp Films, Overture Films, The Film Department, Evil Twins

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, thriller
LanguageStrong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceVery strong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild
Drug abuseSome
CommentsIntense thriller with realistic, graphic violence
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
quote iconJamie Fox looks bored and Gerhard Butler doesn't fare better
5
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconDit is geweld wat as vermaak opgedis word
10
Cape Times
Christy Lemire quote iconGerhard Butler blows up his career
1
Box Office
Sara Schieron quote iconLittered with dull action sequences and needless operatics, this melodrama about Justice and the way hubris destroys it can only offer machismo to intrigue its audience.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconLaw Abiding Citizen is one of those movies you like more at the time than in retrospect.
15
eye Weekly
Kieran Grant
5
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconAn exercise in illogic and Death Wish cribbing that lets a bunch of good actors collect big paychecks for playing way less than their A game.
8
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconSomewhat entertaining for a bit but ultimately falling apart as it unfolds, Law Abiding Citizen proves that human plans involving revenge -- be they real or just fictional -- usually don't play out in a way that satisfies everyone
7
Metacritic.com
25 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
102 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconUnnecessarily violent and unflinchingly absurd, Law Abiding Citizen is plagued by subpar acting and a story that defies reason.
5

What the People say

Internet
4245 Netizens quote iconFun!
15

Average .. 38%

8

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