Movie Scoop: F. Gary Gray, Jaime Foxx and Gerard Butler Put Their Foot In “Law Abiding Citizen”, Viola Davis Shines! (Blog)

October 13, 2009 | Law Abiding Citizen News

Last night I had the chance to check out a private screening of F. Gary Gray’s new film, “Law Abiding Citizen.” To call this movie great would be an immense understatement.
But let me first start off by bowing down to the fantastic Viola Davis. Her role in this film is both strong and poignant. There are few actors that can draw me in and allow me to see the the character – and NOT just the actor. But, her portrayal as the Major of Philadelphia was a WHOA moment.
Written by Kurt Wimmer and with a budget of $50 million, Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler have amazing chemistry, and both give riveting performances in this new thriller.
The film takes place in Philadelphia and tells the story of Clyde Shelton (Butler), a man who decides to exact revenge on his family’s killers, as well as the criminal justice system.
After a home invasion, Clyde Shelton (Butler), a top-notch former spy, now retired, is told that one of the criminals who killed his wife and daughter would get off, due to his cooperation with the district attorney’s office, and the other would be put on death row.
Shelton seeks revenge, not just against the criminals, but the entire justice system. He is quickly captured, but Nick Rice (Foxx), a corrupt D.A. who got one of the murderers off, quickly realizes that prison isn’t enough to keep Shelton from killing those who kept the criminals from getting the sentence they deserved.
Shot on location in and around Philadelphia, filming locations included Philadelphia’s City Hall and the old Broadmeadows prison.
Special shoutout to Kenny Hamilton and 95.5 The Beat for the exclusive sneak peek.

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