I have an advantage over most critics because I see movies in the theater with real live audiences. Our theater was filled for this one, and people were yelling and cheering at the screen. That's because—I think—Law Abiding Citizen is a barometer measuring just how angry most people are about the breakdown of America's justice system. The film was too violent, and too silly, at times but it really effects audiences. Jamie Foxx is good here, and Gerard Butler is pretty great. I want him for the Alex Cross movie.
I talked to a dozen kids about this movie and they said it was okay, but confusing and weird. These are bright kids but they were not illuminated. As for me, I thought it wasn't as good as the book, which said it all very succinctly. I loved Max Records's performance as Max.