The concept of the story is good. One feels that the movie does throw light upon certain aspects of the justice system which are basically wrong though not completely unjustified. It tries hard to allocate accountability but lets us know that in the real world nothing is black and white.
The plot is terrific with a few exceptions. The acting was good but the protagonist's character, which Foxx played well, didn't quite have the sympathy the audience needed. The movie makes the audience side too much for Butler, and I was all for Butler until the end. Overall I think the whole movie could have used a little bit of more work.
Overall, Law Abiding Citizen is an entertaining piece of throwaway cinema. It is incredibly flawed, but there is enough value in what is good about it to make it a worthwhile watch.
3.5 / 5