Law Abiding Citizen - Movie Synopsis & Plot
"Law Abiding Citizen" focuses on a man (Butler) who, 10 years after his wife and daughter are brutally murdered, returns to exact justice from the assistant district attorney (Foxx) who prosecuted the case against their killers. His vengeance threatens not only the man who allowed mercy to supersede justice, but also the system and the city that made it so.
In late October and into November, while box office phenom Paranormal Activity
was making headlines, the Gerard Butler-starring action-thriller Law Abiding Citizen
was slowly and quietly working its way to a sizable profit. The movie was an afterthought for many reasons - one because it appeared like yet another forgettable Butler flick (he'd already punished audiences with Gamer
only a month earlier) and two, because the title was so unremarkable that it didn't even seem necessary to watch the trailer. It was only after a few friends gave faint praise that I began to pay attention, but by that point it was practically out of theaters. Read our Law Abiding Citizen movie review »