Law Abiding Citizen

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

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Film Cast:

  • Nick Rice: Jamie Foxx
  • Clyde Alexander Shelton: Gerard Butler
  • Detective Dunnigan: Colm Meaney
  • Jonas Cantrell: Bruce McGill
  • Sarah Lowell: Leslie Bibb
  • Detective Garza: Michael Irby
  • Warden Iger: Gregory Itzin
  • Kelly Rice: Regina Hall
  • Denise Rice: Emerald-Angel Young
  • Clarence Darby: Christian Stolte
  • Judge Laura Burch: Annie Corley
  • Bill Reynolds: Richard Portnow
  • Mayor April Henry: Viola Davis
  • Bray: Michael Kelly
  • Rupert Ames: Josh Stewart
  • Brian Bringham: Roger Bart
  • Sereno: Dan Bittner
  • Clyde’s Wife: Brooke Stacy Mills
  • Charlie – City Hall Security: Patrick McDade
  • Older Cop: Richard Barlow

Film Crew:

  • Editor: Tariq Anwar
  • Casting: Joseph Middleton
  • Set Decoration: Chryss Hionis
  • Original Music Composer: Brian Tyler
  • Costume Design: Jeffrey Kurland
  • Music Editor: Zigmund Gron
  • Producer: Lucas Foster
  • Director of Photography: Jonathan Sela
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Marc Fishman
  • Writer: Kurt Wimmer
  • Sound Effects Editor: Christopher Assells
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Mark P. Stoeckinger
  • Art Direction: Jesse Rosenthal
  • Producer: Gerard Butler
  • Director: F. Gary Gray
  • Production Design: Alex Hajdu
  • Co-Producer: Jeff G. Waxman
  • Production Manager: Mark Kamine
  • Producer: Mark Gill
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Kathleen M. Courtney
  • Associate Producer: Dave Gare
  • Stunt Coordinator: Artie Malesci
  • Camera Operator: Kyle Rudolph
  • Rigging Gaffer: Michael M. Silver
  • Producer: Alan Siegel
  • Makeup Department Head: Christina Smith
  • Executive Producer: Neil Sacker
  • Casting: Deanna Brigidi
  • Costume Supervisor: Robert Q. Mathews
  • Sound Designer: Alan Rankin
  • Music Editor: Joe Lisanti
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Adam Jenkins
  • Script Supervisor: Kim Berner
  • Co-Producer: Ian Watermeier
  • Hair Department Head: Diane Dixon
  • Camera Operator: Gregory W. Smith
  • Camera Operator: David Taicher
  • Music Supervisor: Jim Black
  • Associate Producer: Gregory Veeser
  • Production Coordinator: Jennifer Madeloff
  • Gaffer: Richard Asbury
  • Sound mixer: Bruce Litecky
  • First Assistant Editor: Kenneth Marsten
  • Key Hair Stylist: Lydia Bensimmon
  • Executive Producer: Michael Goguen
  • Stunts: Stephen Mann

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: You can’t fight fate. Right?

    Gerard Butler stars as Clyde Shelton, a man forced to not only watch his wife and daughter be raped and murdered in his own home, but to also have to sit there and watch the justice system fail him. So he wages a one man war against pretty much everyone involved.

    Hoo-Hah! The big hitting critics hated it, with comments ranging from it being sub-normal, preposterous, ugly and morally corrupt, to it being a comic book film of moral hectoring! Naturally, as the critics were at pains to point out that it would, it made a pot load at the box office and is generally well liked by a good portion of the action/revenge/thriller loving populace.

    There’s always a big grey area with revenge/vigilante movies that really brings out the debate crowd, but what rarely gets said is that through the actions of these cinematic waste layers is the chance for many, many, folk to live vicariously. Yes! 99% of the common man and woman do indeed sit back and trust our respective legal systems to do what’s right and just, but oh how we feel that given similar circumstances we would want to vent spleen with furious anger.

    Law Abiding Citizen is a riot, at its heart it does have something to say, even asking some pertinent questions. Do these social smarts come bursting through the bloody haze to make a point? No, they get submerged in a whirl of kinetic fury and socko violence, but they are there, caustically so. But hey! For shocks, twists and outrageous set-pieces, this picture rocks the big one. Vicarious living through cinema – wonderful. 8/10

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