Law Abiding Citizen Image
Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 210 Ratings

Summary: Clyde Shelton is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice, a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. Fast forward ten years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die. 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. Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Shelton's high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror. Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death. With his own family now in Shelton's crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead. (Overture Films)
Runtime: 108 min
Rating: Rated R for strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape, and pervasive language.
Production: Film Department, The
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 16, 2010
Director Credit
F. Gary Gray Director
Writer Credit
Kurt Wimmer Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Gerard Butler Clyde Shelton
Jamie Foxx Nick Rice
Leslie Bibb Sarah Lowell
Cast Credit
Annie Corley Judge Laura Burch
Bruce McGill Jonas Cantrell
Christian Stolte Clarence Darby
Colm Meaney Detective Dunnigan
Emerald-Angel Young Denise Rice
Gregory Itzin Warden Iger
Josh Stewart Rupert Ames
Michael Irby Detective Garza
Michael Kelly Bray
Regina Hall Kelly Rice
Richard Portnow Bill Reynolds
Viola Davis Mayor April Henry
Producer Credit
Alan Siegel Producer
Dave Gare Associate Producer
Gerard Butler Producer
Gregory Veeser Associate Producer
Ian Watermeier Co-Producer
Jeff G. Waxman Co-Producer
Kurt Wimmer Producer
Lucas Foster Producer
Mark Gill Producer
Michael Goguen Executive Producer
Neil Sacker Executive Producer
Robert Katz Producer
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