Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

In India it’s the ‘aam admi’ and in the United States it’s the citizen. The connection: both want justice to prevail. An engineer named Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) has faith that the judicial system will bring to book the killers of his wife and daughter. But, when the ambitious prosecutor Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) cuts a deal with one of the criminals, Clyde is forced to teach the whole system a lesson.

Ten years after the trial, Clyde strikes back by tempering with the lethal injection administered to one of the criminals on death row. And after brutally killing the real culprit he turns himself in. The story takes a new turn when Clyde enters prison. Will the system listen to his theory of justice? To know the answer you have to see this film as Clyde gives a number of options to Nick to turn over a new leaf.

For some the film would be ludicrous thriller but it has some real shocks and surprising turns. The social commentary drama questions the viewers’ sense of justice without much preaching. Foxx is decent as a mentally tortured victim of his own doings; Butler is also convincing as a regretful social activist. “Law Abiding Citizen” runs smooth with its simple nonstop action sequences and intense acting.

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