Law Abiding Citizen
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sadly, there's nothing here but bloody off-cuts from 'Death Wish', 'Saw' and 'The Silence of the Lambs', in roughly that order."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Sure, it's outta place for October, but there's no reason you can't enjoy a mindless piece of candy against the backdrop of fall foliage."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"Law Abiding Citizen may be the most nihilistic movie I've ever seen."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"The film can't seem to make up its mind whether it wants to be an audience pleasing popcorn treat or a serious, political thriller. It ends up being partly both... with varying degrees of success."
‑ Martin Roberts, Fan The Fire
"The diverting garbage that is Law Abiding Citizen would be more deplorable if it were possible to take this wholly implausible film seriously."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"As a social statement, Law Abiding Citizen is a flawed attempt at holding the legal system accountable for its shortcomings. As a movie, it's a ridiculous execution of a misguided concept."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Law Abiding Citizen is such a lazy action-drama underachiever, it seems unfair to target stars Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler for bringing their C game."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"It's exactly the kind of film the phrase 'by-the-numbers' was invented for, but like the best genre films, it acknowledges its niche and goes all out to top its predecessors."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Putting aside the ideological posturing, this hyper-violent fantasy about a seemingly unstoppable killer who continues his murder spree behind bars delivers on its promise of an intriguing mystery, however far-fetched."
‑ Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner
"For large portions of Law Abiding Citizen we're not sure who is going to be the winner here, nor who we want to be, and though it won't make for much of a date flick, as far as intelligent action flicks go, it gets two big burly thumbs up."
‑ Giles Hardie,
"A preposterous exercise in high-minded brutality, "Law Abiding Citizen" tries to pass itself off as a dialectic on justice betrayed, but instead plays like a snuff film with our nation's legal system as the victim."
‑ Dan Kois, Washington Post
"Say what you will about Death Wish, but Charles Bronson was never boring."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
"One of the more repugnant examples of Hollywood's cheap-thrill approach to violence, its voyeuristic brutality is matched only by its innate stupidity."
‑ Simon Foster,
"While one man's terrorist may be another's freedom fighter, it's not quite as simple when it comes to CIA operatives and your basic serial killer. Or rather, a CIA psycho family man that might make Jack The Ripper envious."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"While Law Abiding Citizen is in no sense a successful work of art, a film that offers the illicit thrill of cheering on an all-American terrorist is at least pursuing something more complex than ''moral clarity''."
‑ Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)
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