Law Abiding Citizen


Law Abiding Citizen

Overview:

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Votes 1474 (7.2/10)

Runtime: 109 minutes

Release Date 2009-10-15

Budget: $53,000,000.00

Revenue: $126,690,726.00

Tagline: The System Must Pay.

Production company:

  • Film Department, The
  • Evil Twins
  • Warp Films

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Drama
  • Crime
  • Thriller

Trailer

Further Information

Nick Rice
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
Clyde Alexander Shelton
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler
Detective Dunnigan
Colm Meaney
Colm Meaney
Jonas Cantrell
Bruce McGill
Bruce McGill
Sarah Lowell
Leslie Bibb
Leslie Bibb
Detective Garza
Michael Irby
Michael Irby
Warden Iger
Gregory Itzin
Gregory Itzin
Kelly Rice
Regina Hall
Regina Hall
Denise Rice
Emerald-Angel Young
Emerald-Angel Young
Clarence Darby
Christian Stolte
Christian Stolte
Judge Laura Burch
Annie Corley
Annie Corley
Bill Reynolds
Richard Portnow
Richard Portnow
Mayor April Henry
Viola Davis
Viola Davis
Bray
Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
Rupert Ames
Josh Stewart
Josh Stewart
Brian Bringham
Roger Bart
Roger Bart
Sereno
Dan Bittner
Dan Bittner
Clyde's Wife
Brooke Stacy Mills
Brooke Stacy Mills
Charlie - City Hall Security
Patrick McDade
Patrick McDade
Older Cop
Richard Barlow
Richard Barlow
Director
F. Gary Gray
F. Gary Gray
Writer
Kurt Wimmer
Kurt Wimmer
Producer
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler
Producer
Kurt Wimmer
Kurt Wimmer
Producer
Mark Gill
Mark Gill
Producer
Lucas Foster
Lucas Foster
Producer
Alan Siegel
Alan Siegel
Editor
Tariq Anwar
Tariq Anwar
Casting
Deanna Brigidi
Deanna Brigidi
Casting
Joseph Middleton
Joseph Middleton
Production Design
Alex Hajdu
Alex Hajdu
Director of Photography
Jonathan Sela
Jonathan Sela
Original Music Composer
Brian Tyler
Brian Tyler
Set Decoration
Chryss Hionis
Chryss Hionis
Art Direction
Jesse Rosenthal
Jesse Rosenthal
Co-Producer
Ian Watermeier
Ian Watermeier
Co-Producer
Jeff G. Waxman
Jeff G. Waxman
Executive Producer
Michael Goguen
Michael Goguen
Executive Producer
Neil Sacker
Neil Sacker
Associate Producer
Dave Gare
Dave Gare
Associate Producer
Gregory Veeser
Gregory Veeser
Script Supervisor
Kim Berner
Kim Berner
Production Coordinator
Jennifer Madeloff
Jennifer Madeloff
Rigging Gaffer
Michael M. Silver
Michael M. Silver
Gaffer
Richard Asbury
Richard Asbury
Camera Operator
Gregory W. Smith
Gregory W. Smith
Camera Operator
David Taicher
David Taicher
Camera Operator
Kyle Rudolph
Kyle Rudolph
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Adam Jenkins
Adam Jenkins
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Marc Fishman
Marc Fishman
Sound Designer
Alan Rankin
Alan Rankin
Supervising Sound Editor
Mark P. Stoeckinger
Mark P. Stoeckinger
Sound mixer
Bruce Litecky
Bruce Litecky
Sound Effects Editor
Christopher Assells
Christopher Assells
Music Editor
Zigmund Gron
Zigmund Gron
Music Editor
Joe Lisanti
Joe Lisanti
Music Supervisor
Jim Black
Jim Black
First Assistant Editor
Kenneth Marsten
Kenneth Marsten
Costume Supervisor
Robert Q. Mathews
Robert Q. Mathews
Costume Design
Jeffrey Kurland
Jeffrey Kurland
Hair Department Head
Diane Dixon
Diane Dixon
Makeup Department Head
Christina Smith
Christina Smith
Key Hair Stylist
Lydia Bensimmon
Lydia Bensimmon
Executive In Charge Of Production
Kathleen M. Courtney
Kathleen M. Courtney
Production Manager
Mark Kamine
Mark Kamine
Stunt Coordinator
Artie Malesci
Artie Malesci

John Chard

You can’t fight fate. Right? Gerard Butler stars as Clyde Shelton, a man forced to not only watch his wife and daughter be raped and murdered in his own home, but to also have to sit there and watch the justice system fail him. So he wages a one man war against pretty much everyone involved. Hoo-Hah! The big hitting critics hated it, with comments ranging from it being sub-normal, preposterous, ugly and morally corrupt, to it being a comic book film of moral hectoring! Naturally, as the critics were at pains to point out that it would, it made a pot load at the box office and is generally well liked by a good portion of the action/revenge/thriller loving populace. There’s always a big grey area with revenge/vigilante movies that really brings out the debate crowd, but what rarely gets said is that through the actions of these cinematic waste layers is the chance for many, many, folk to live vicariously. Yes! 99% of the common man and woman do indeed sit back and trust our respective legal systems to do what’s right and just, but oh how we feel that given similar circumstances we would want to vent spleen with furious anger. Law Abiding Citizen is a riot, at its heart it does have something to say, even asking some pertinent questions. Do these social smarts come bursting through the bloody haze to make a point? No, they get submerged in a whirl of kinetic fury and socko violence, but they are there, caustically so. But hey! For shocks, twists and outrageous set-pieces, this picture rocks the big one. Vicarious living through cinema – wonderful. 8/10

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