DVD: Law-Abiding Citizen, For retail & rental
Sunday 11 April 2010
When Gerard Butler's wife and daughter are murdered, he vows revenge, not just on the killers, and not just on the prosecutor (Jamie Foxx) who plea-bargained on their behalf, but on the whole of Philadelphia's legal system.
So is it a vigilante thriller, featuring a bereaved everyman with a righteous cause? Or is it a far-fetched, Seven-style shocker about a mad-genius serial killer? Law Abiding Citizen tries to be two kinds of exploitation film at once, and it ends up as neither.
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