Law Abiding Citizen
Law Abiding Citizen – Movie Review
The plot focuses on a man who, ten years after his wife and daughter are brutally murdered, returns to extract justice from the assistant district attorney who prosecuted the case against their killers. His vengeance threatens not only the man who allowed mercy to supersede justice, but also the system and the city that made it so
Law Abiding Citizen is by a cool director who actually did the Italian Job, F. Gary Gray. He’s put together a really interesting cast: Gerald Butler plays a man whose wife and child are brutally murdered. Jamie Foxx plays a kind of sleazy district attorney. The supporting cast is just terrific. A lot of people that you’ve seen before, that you know and I know, Bruce McGill, Colm Meaney, Michael Urbey, Viola Davis who won an Oscar from Doubt. The idea is that 10 years after the plea deals happen, things seem to go horribly wrong in different people’s lives. This is a very well directed film. It’s very well acted, it’s very well cast. It’s a little blood-thirsty and fairly gruesome but it will get your juices pumping and is true of an awful lot of films that are coming out right now, including documentaries and some major mainstream films, people are looking at the system and saying “it’s broke, let’s figure out how to fix it.” This is looking specifically at the legal system and plea bargaining. So, four stars.