Protecting the civil rights of suspected criminals can stick in our collective craw. Yes, the film is not very realistic, but it shows what a man with these kinds of connections and choices could do if he was even that capable of them all. The bereaved father played by a thoroughly unsympathetic Gerard Butler looks to slick Philly prosecutor Nick Rice a low-key Jamie Foxx to see that they receive the maximum sentence. At least the audience I sat with did. Next thing we know, it's 10 years later--we can tell because the ladder-climbing Nick has designer suits and a smaller cell phone, and his wife has better hair--and Clyde has become the most dangerous killing machine in the history of mankind. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. It appears that Shelton is not done, it appears he blames the whole system and is declaring war on it going after everyone involved with his family's case.
They should really just bit the bullet and make the character a cop instead assuming the audience won't care that it doesn't make any sense. Rice learns that Clyde owns an auto garage near the prison. I thought that he had a point. The jury will believe his testimony, Clyde says. Summary: A brilliant man orchestrates a series of high-profile murders that grip the city of Philadelphia - all from inside his jail cell. I don't believe at any time that Butler or Foxx, no matter how great of actors, thought they were going to receive any awards. The cell phone gun fire stopped my heart briefly, which hasn't happened for a long time in any movie.
Ames is convicted and sentenced to death, while Darby is released after a few years. He wants the injustice of the legal system exposed and he will go to any extreme necessary to show the public what has happened and what is wrong with the legal system. However, because of improper procedure, the D. People talk about spies killing people. Clyde suggests another deal, but Rice says he no longer makes deals with murderers, thanking Clyde for teaching him that. A man takes a police officer's gun, forces him to drive in his car, and then strikes him on the head knocking him unconscious. The world may never know.
A man holds a gun at a man and threatens to shoot him; he pulls the trigger, we hear a crunch and the man stands motionless a poison has been injected into his hand from the handle of the gun paralyzing him. The ones responsible are caught. Clyde's Wife as Brooke Mills. The trailers make Law Abiding Citizen look much like a run-of-the-mill thriller. Product Description Clyde Shelton Gerard Butler is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. The nudity is for a scene in which the police break into Gerard's character's house, so it isn't a love scene or anything. And Foxx slowly finds out that there is a scary, frightening past to Butler, and that Butler's former government work makes him the most dangerous man in the world to piss off.
It was the last time Clyde saw his little girl alive. Nick Rice, Jamie Fox, is the District Attorney who negotiated the plea deal and now he faces the challenge of out thinking Clyde Shelton. The only real connection seems to be that they were both in jail at some point. Jamie Foxx plays a brilliant and sizzling role as the lead prosecutor who tries to get a confession from Butler. Law Abiding Citizen masquerades, at times, as social commentary.
We see crime scene photos of the bodies of a woman and a child blood is evident. A man is injected with adrenaline, and he twitches and struggles against restraints that hold him to a table. The premiere was held on November 15, 2009, at the complex in , Butler's home town. Unwilling to take a chance on lowering his high conviction rate, he makes a deal with Darby, who pleads guilty to a lesser charge and receives a reduced sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice, Rupert Ames Stewart ; Ames only intended to steal goods from Shelton and flee, and was totally unaware of Darby's plan to kill Shelton's wife and child. So he decides to get one of them to testify against the other. Both Foxx and Butler must grapple with some of the corniest writing in recent memory.
Some would laugh at his one-liners and applaud as he turned on the power tools. Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. He saw his accomplice who ransacked their house. Honestly that was nothing more than getting a ass shot of Gerard Butler to entice the female audience, nothing more, nothing less. A nude man stands in a room and armed police force their way in to arrest him. This movie has that scene. I disagree with the entire review.
This is something most of us instinctively understand. A young girl watches a video of a man using a power saw to cut another man's leg off we see the girl's terror stricken face and hear the saw whirring. Gary Gray Country: Rating: 6. This is one of those movies you literally almost catch yourself holding your breath at times or gripping the arm of your chair. However, because of improper procedure, the D.
I hated it at the point the attorney never asked for the confession before he gave Butler the bed. Genre: , , Stars: , , Director: F. Gray inserts a few not-so-subtle shots of a William Penn statue to imply a moral connection between the just colonist and Clyde. Unknown to the prosecutors and witnesses, the drug usually used has been replaced with an anticonvulsant, causing Ames to die painfully. This is my shallow post for the year. When Darby's remains are found, evidence ties his death to Clyde. So Rice has to stop him but Shelton is way ahead of him.