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Rated R · 108 minutes · 2009

Crime drama, Thriller
A decent family man (Gerard Butler) is forced to watch two men kill his wife and child. When an attorney (Jamie Foxx) cuts a deal that will let the main criminal go free after a short sentence, the family man takes matters into his own hands and starts systematically killing everybody involved with the case. Nobody should expect a film like this to be pleasant, but it goes over the line a bit. It also plays out like some sort of bad Death Wish sequel or a Saw movie, and I hate Saw movies. Butler is good here, as is Foxx, but what starts out as an interesting statement on the judicial system becomes a slasher movie, and not a very good one. The film does offer a decent shock or two, but by the end, it just left me tired. This Butler guy isn’t doing a very good job of picking scripts for himself. After this and The Ugly Truth, he’s officially in trouble.
Official Site: www.lawabidingcitizenfilm.com
Director: F. Gary Gray
Producer: Lucas Foster, Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Mark Gill, Kurt Wimmer, Robert Katz, Neil Sacker and Michael Goguen
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill, Leslie Bibb, Michael Irby, Gregory Itzin, Regina Hall, Emerald Young, Christian Stolte, Annie Corley, Richard Portnow, Viola Davis, Michael Kelly, Josh Stewart, Roger Bart and Dan Bittner

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