Starring: Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Today, I just saw the movie, “Law Abiding Citizen”. Nothing else out playing, wasn’t really interested in seeing, “Where the Wild Things Are”, that I’ll wait for DVD on, so I went and saw this movie instead. Drew Barrymore’s “Whip It” is not even worth reviewing since that film was alright and really nothing special.
Here is my review for “Law Abiding Citizen”:
Plot/Synopsis: A normal father, Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) lives a regular and happy life by living with his wife and his daughter. Suddenly, him and his family has been attacked by two robbers. His wife and his daughter is murdered by one of the robbers. In the killer’s trial, the killer is released from prison 10 years later. Clyde is out for revenge, he hunts down the man that killed his family and kills him himself. Clyde’s revenge is not yet over. He is still on revenge against law enforcement who let the killer free. This is Clyde’s way of trying to fix the justice system himself.
This was an entertaining film. Nothing all that great or amazing, nothing really Oscar worthy, but just a fun little popcorn film. The story and plot is kind of whacky, but hey, it’s just a movie, right?
Of course, the acting of Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler stoled the show, their acting was great in this. I’m also glad to see Colm Meaney who is a former, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star. Remember, Colm played Miles O’ Brien in “Star Trek: TNG” years back.
The movie had a mix of action, suspense, comedy, and drama thrown in. There is also a bit of blood and gore in this flick as well. The action scenes were good, lots of explosions and things like that, but nothing really that will take you at the edge of your seat.
It wasn’t really a bad film. I just think the writing needs to be a little better. It would have been a moving film if they had a better script for this.
I say this movie is pretty good.
Score for “Law Abiding Citizen” = *** (3 stars as in “Good”)