Saturday, 19 December 2009
Film: Law Abiding Citizen
Gerard Butler takes on "The System" after the murder of his wife and daughter.
Other reviews have heaped praise on this one but unfortunately I can't do that.
What starts out as a very entertaining and serious drama with shocks and speeches (see the courtroom scene) that make you really get behind this guy descends into an almost Pink Panther (see ridiculous disguises) type unbelievable adventure.
Don't get me wrong, this is very enjoyable in parts and, if you can ignore Butler's dodgy accent, the performances are pretty good.
Excellent first half let down by a script that doesn't quite know where to go and a rather silly anti-climactic ending.
Rick's Rating: 51%