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Law Abiding Citizen Reviews

Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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Sadly, there's nothing here but bloody off-cuts from 'Death Wish', 'Saw' and 'The Silence of the Lambs', in roughly that order.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 27, 2009
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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As a social statement, Law Abiding Citizen is a flawed attempt at holding the legal system accountable for its shortcomings. As a movie, it's a ridiculous execution of a misguided concept.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

October 21, 2009
Dan Kois
Washington Post
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A preposterous exercise in high-minded brutality, "Law Abiding Citizen" tries to pass itself off as a dialectic on justice betrayed, but instead plays like a snuff film with our nation's legal system as the victim.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

October 16, 2009
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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Sure, it's outta place for October, but there's no reason you can't enjoy a mindless piece of candy against the backdrop of fall foliage.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B

October 16, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Law Abiding Citizen is such a lazy action-drama underachiever, it seems unfair to target stars Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler for bringing their C game.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 16, 2009
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
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Say what you will about Death Wish, but Charles Bronson was never boring.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 16, 2009
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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This strikes me as narrative cheating, but you may play the critical game by more relaxed rules.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

October 16, 2009
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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It's about the cat-and-mouse game between two very smart guys, and it's perfectly happy to be as dumb as it wants.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

October 16, 2009
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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"Final Destination" meets "Saw" meets disaster.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 1/5

October 16, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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At last, the missing link between Phantom of the Opera and Saw. Welcome to the gonzo revenge saga Law Abiding Citizen.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

October 16, 2009
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Butler has the showier part, but his impersonation of the tragic hero is undercut by his weird resemblance to Soupy Sales.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

October 16, 2009
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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You want to see what happens, even as logic tumbles, and there are fascinating undercurrents in the bargain.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

October 16, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The more Kurt Wimmer's screenplay reveals about the lead character's scheme, the more difficult it is to believe that Law Abiding Citizen is intended to be taken seriously.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

October 16, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a "Who dies next?" slasher film masquerading as a revenge thriller.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

October 16, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The exploration of right and wrong, and its complicated lack of clarity, gets trammeled amid the bevy of explosions, volley of bullets and mounting body count.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

October 15, 2009
Justin Chang
Variety
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It winds up feeling overwritten yet underexplained, foregoing plausible revelations in favor of gusty debate about the ethical challenges of practicing and upholding the law.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 15, 2009
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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Vigilante movies hold a firm place in cinematic history, but for them to work, the vigilante needs to be a sympathetic anti-hero.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

October 15, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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An 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.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 15, 2009
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The movie is not -- putting it courteously -- tightly constructed. The narrative shifts are jerky and the tone bounces around like a Jeep on a dirt road.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 15, 2009
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Like a lot of action-movie directors, Gray lacks the imagination to view the art of cat-and-mouse as more than a chance to play with state-of-the-art war technology.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

October 15, 2009
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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All we're left with are ticking time bombs and a chunk of our own time that we'll never get back.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

October 15, 2009
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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An implausible thriller with a few horror elements in the guise of social criticism.

October 15, 2009
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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A flagrantly ridiculous thriller that tries to retrofit Saw to function as a mainstream, semi-respectable vigilante picture about the failings of our justice system.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

October 15, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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That the film, directed in swift strokes by F. Gary Gray from a screenplay credited to Kurt Wimmer, doesn't really work -- unrelentingly grim, unintentionally funny -- is almost beside the point. It's a wild concept.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 15, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The explanation of Clyde's methods is preposterous, but it comes late enough that F. Gary Gray, the director, is first able to generate considerable suspense and a sense of dread.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The big problem with the movie isn't the violence, or the message about coddling criminals, or the two lead actors, although they've never been worse. It's the utter implausibility.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 1/4

October 14, 2009
John Anderson
Newsday
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Not only is it a hapless crime drama about outrage and revenge, it provides the sad spectacle of a movie far less intelligent than the one its filmmakers thought they were making.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 14, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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What I mostly noticed is how quickly I've grown tired of Butler's mush-mouthed bravura, and also how much I hope that Foxx, who looks bored, holds his slumming down to this one film.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

October 14, 2009
Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
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Saw with a conscience is not what the world needs.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 14, 2009
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