Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 12 out of 26

There are no positive critic reviews yet.

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 216 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 93
  2. Negative: 21 out of 93
  1. Dec 19, 2011
    Its so generic, straight forward, and predictable that it ruins the movie. Jamie Foxx is a terrible lead as well, The rest of the cast was ok. Gerald Butler is good though and the only reason to watch the film. The action was ok as well but the entire script was just terrible. A lot of ruined potential here. Full Review »
  2. Sep 25, 2011
    The movie ends with a pretty cliche on top, but its the first 30 minutes of "Law Abiding Citizen" with the tension between Butler and Foxx that will entertain you. Full Review »
  3. Nov 2, 2011
    I had to check to make sure it was the same movie by the end, because it wasn't nothing like the first half hour.
    What a complete disaster for
    a movie that started so strong, could have easily been an 8. Full Review »