Law Abiding Citizen Reviews

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October 25, 2019
As a piece of fluffy entertainment, Law Abiding Citizen is passable enough; try to dig any deeper, however, and you'd be scraping the bottom of a very shallow barrel.
February 18, 2012
March 29, 2011
Law Abiding Citizen may be the most nihilistic movie I've ever seen.
August 9, 2010
One of the more repugnant examples of Hollywood's cheap-thrill approach to violence, its voyeuristic brutality is matched only by its innate stupidity.
January 31, 2010
The diverting garbage that is Law Abiding Citizen would be more deplorable if it were possible to take this wholly implausible film seriously.
January 28, 2010
While Law Abiding Citizen is in no sense a successful work of art, a film that offers the illicit thrill of cheering on an all-American terrorist is at least pursuing something more complex than ''moral clarity''.
January 26, 2010
Bloodshed and torture abound in this sadistic thriller with pretensions.
January 22, 2010
In another time and place, Law Abiding Citizen could have been an intelligent critique of a flawed criminal justice system. Instead, I present you Gerard Butler, ruthlessly hacking a guy into 25 little pieces.
January 21, 2010
The screenplay mashes up its elements and develops as a hairbrained plot without enough character substanc
December 6, 2009
On a side note, can you believe the Oscar-winning star of RAY made a crack about Helen Keller?
December 4, 2009
What sours F Gary Gray's film is the drawn-out sadism of its violence - a depressing case of torture-porn methods infecting another genre.
December 4, 2009
[It's] pretending to examine the nature of justice, test the parameters of law and probe the relationship between good and evil. But really it's just intent on blowing shit up.
December 4, 2009
Law Abiding Citizen tries to be two kinds of exploitation film at once, and it ends up as neither.
November 27, 2009
The film's entertainment value resides almost entirely in the ingenuity of Butler's modus operandi; but this is cancelled out by the film's underlying stupidity.
November 27, 2009
Relentlessly ugly, preposterous and hackneyed of dialogue: guilty on all counts. It will do well, then.
November 27, 2009
Sadly, there's nothing here but bloody off-cuts from 'Death Wish', 'Saw' and 'The Silence of the Lambs', in roughly that order.
November 27, 2009
Put simply, this writer would take any number of bad movies over one nasty film. And make no mistake about it, Law Abiding Citizen is a very nasty movie indeed.
November 27, 2009
Full of incoherent, spitting rage, ignorant, paranoid violence and a complete lack of internal logic.
November 27, 2009
It's silly and nasty at the same time: not a good combination.
November 27, 2009
The motto of Law Abiding Citizen, endlessly repeated by Shelton, is that everyone must account for their actions. Does that apply to the people who made and star in this truly dire film?
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