Gerard Butler is one of those actors who you know but don/'t remember his name. He was in 300, Nim/'s Island, Gamer and Reign of Fire, he is no stranger to action movies yet in this movie he is surprisingly sedate if furious with the system of justice that lets his wife/'s murder off with a slap on the wrist. Opposite Butler is the reliable and occasionally brilliant (but not in this movie) Jamie Foxx as prosecutor Nick Rice. Essentially this is a battle of wits between Clyde and Nick. Clyde is hell bent on bringing the system of justice down around the ears of those who negotiate deals.
This is an enjoyable movie from start to finish and the way in which the story develops is so well done that it isn/'t until the final reveal that we understand what is going on. The difficulty is actually with the final 60 seconds of the movie which is not a major complaint but it is one of those moments where as a viewer you ask the question: How did that happen? It is unfortunate because up until that point it is a solid movie though the actual last scene is superb and a perfect ending to the movie. All in all Law Abiding Citizen is a good movie but not something I have added to my permanent collection. I won/'t be watching it again but I will encourage others to watch it.