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- Audio Commentary Featuring Producers Lucas Foster and Alan Siegal
- The Justice System; Law In Black and White - Behind the Scenes with Director F. Gary Gray, Producer Lucas Foster and Actors Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx
- Preliminary Arguments - The Visual Effects of Law Abiding Citizen
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Gerard Butler stars as an engineer whose seemingly peaceful life is shattered when two men break into his house, injure him, and kill his wife and daughter. Grieving, but obviously believing that his case is clear cut, he is stunned when the young assistant DA prosecuting the case, played by Jamie Foxx, makes a deal that allows a reduced sentence for the killer of the wife and child in exchange for his testimony against the other man.
Ten years later, as the man convicted of murder is facing lethal injection, Butler's long-planned revenge plot begins to unfold. We find out that Butler is not who he has seemed to be, and that the now senior assistant DA Foxx has his hand full with a clever resourceful advesary.
This film is not for the squeamish, has several shocks and surprises, and is meditative and thoughtful. It is a suprisingly good thriller considering how bad it could have been with a lesser cast, script, and direction.
Throughout a whole process of exacting vengeance for his wife and daughter, he comes up with cruelly inventive ways of killing key people and "pawns" off, manipulating things to show "lessons" of what happens when people don't do things the precise way he requests them to be. And none of it is for the faint of stomach nor heart.
Though it's called "Unrated Director's Cut," it could also be called the "Original NC-17" edition since it was threatened to be that rating if they didn't shave some of the violence out. They did, as well as have additional dialogue (some comical, some just because) and things that may have improved the story, but only slightly, just to give slightly more personality to key characters.
This was a great film to have, but only watch if you can handle the extremely disturbing violent content and can handle the language used,or can handle certain shocking death sequences. Some, though I've watched this a couple times, still manage to make me jump, no matter how much I anticipated and flat-out expected them.
That just shows this has effective storytelling.
Law Abiding Citizen was a lot better than 2012. In fact as the movie played out, I thought to myself, "what a great movie." Even as the credits rolled I felt thoroughly entertained by the movie I had just watched. It had a lot of action, suspense, and it kept me guessing right up to the very end.
Then as I reflected on the film I thought more about how silly the premise of the movie is and how far-fetched what the antihero (Gerard Butler) pulls off really is. I'd love to go into detail, but I'm struggling to do so without giving away the critical twists and turns of the movie.
So let me just say this: with Law Abiding Citizen you get a pretty decent thriller about a guy (Butler) that you don't want to mess with who a couple home-invaders do indeed mess with. The bad guys get caught and Butler allows the DA (Jamie Foxx) to exact this great country's due process on the bad guys...which fails. So Butler sets a plan to take out the bad guys himself and anyone else that was involved in the failure of Due Process of Law.
But man, the way this guy chooses to make his point, and the way he ultimately carries it out are where you'll be saying, "Hold on a second there." So check your brain at the door as I did, sit back and enjoy. It's like the small rollercoaster in the amusement park...it's fun while you're riding it, but after you get off you realize it wasn't that great.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Law abiding citizen was quite revengeful. I will not watch it again. The secondary story of the defective was good, that is what saves this movie.Published 1 day ago by Audre
An action packed movie about revenge and justice, highly recommended.Published 7 days ago by Margarita G. Gutierrez
Had me on the edge of my seat within minutes... Twists and turns throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed it!Published 9 days ago by Shannon Scott
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This is just another way for them to "stick it" to the consumer!!! They want ppl to switch to Blu Ray, so they are putting all the special features, unrated versions, and even nicer cases, on the Blu Ray. I say we continue to buy Dvds and "stick it" to them!! Why should we... Read More
Feb 21, 2010 by Jersey Girl | See all 6 posts
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any english subtitles?
Apr 28, 2010 by A. Pagonakis | See all 2 posts
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It's not released yet. Some movie studios release the purchase version first, then the rental a few weeks later.
Mar 4, 2010 by Mark Twain | See all 2 posts
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