Monday, October 26, 2009

Law Abiding Citizen Review

The screenplay of Kurt Wimmer's excellent storyline and superb acting by Gerard Butler makes this a really good movie to see.

The story set in Philadelphia, stars Gerard Butler as Clyde Shelton, a man who's wife and daughter was killed in a home invasion. Although the convicts Clarence Darby (played by Christian Stolte) and Rupert Ames (played by Josh Stewart) were caught and charged, the attorney of Shelton had to make a deal with one of them to testify against the other in exchange for a lighter sentence.

10 years past and Rupert Ames is being executed by a combination of lethal chemical. Instead of a peaceful execution, he suffered an agonizing death due to the chemicals being switched. The evidence was framed towards Clarence Darby where the cops traced him down and attempted to arrest him. But an unknown "accomplice" helped him escaped. Later on, it turned out to be Clyde Shelton where he captures Clarence and tortures him. He calmly succumbs to his arrest and admits to his crime. But he manages to bargain his way around.

Later on, although in prison, he masterminded a series of murders on key personnel on the justice system and Nick Rice (played by Jamie Foxx) who was the attorney for Clyde for the trial on Clyde's family murder, had to figure out how to stop him before it's too late.

The movie was entertaining and kinda reminds me of the movie Beyond A Reasonable Doubt, which I very much enjoyed. The plotline was superb and the actors really played their role well.

I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5. :)