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At Theaters: 10/16/2009 On Video: 2/16/2010
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 49 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 549915
Studio: Overtune Films
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After his family is brutally murdered, Clyde takes matters into his own hands. He tells the prosecutor to fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die. Clyde orchestrates the killings of high-profile targets from his jail cell.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - This is a dramatic suspense thriller that should please the fans of stars Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler. Violence and language make the film inappropriate for children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jamie Foxx THE SOLOIST, THE KINGDOM, DREAMGIRLS, MIAMI VICE
Gerard Butler GAMER, THE UGLY TRUTH, ROCKNROLLA, NIM'S ISLAND
Leslie Bibb CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC, MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN
Bruce McGill OBSESSED, CINDERELLA MAN, COLLATERAL
Colm Meaney FIVE FINGERS
Viola Davis DOUBT, NIGHTS IN RODANTHE, SOLARIS
Director: F. Gary Gray BE COOL, THE ITALIAN JOB, A MAN APART
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
Heroes And Villains
A Look At "Neo-Noir" Philadelphia
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, 13 S-words, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief non-sexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: Stabbings, dismemberments.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Cocaine and injections.
ACTION: Chases and explosions.
COMEDY: None.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good 'Law Abiding Citizen' is one of those movies you like more at the time than in retrospect.

USA Today Full Review
Average Deep within Law Abiding Citizen lurks a thought-provoking movie. But most of what we see on the screen is implausible, superficial and only marginally involving.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 131 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
11
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
8
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
16
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
13
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
44
High
93%
30+Adults (F)
39
High
92%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 131 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! All ages, both male and female, LOVED "LAW ABIDING CITIZEN." Teens and twentysomethings rated it especially high. Only a small percentage, mainly adults, rated it as low as "Good/Average," which is a bit low but not bad.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx), a hotshot Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Nick offers one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice.

Fast forward ten years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die. 

Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Shelton's high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror. Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death. With his own family now in Shelton's crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead.

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