Good action flick. Great cast. Over the top? Yes. Entertaining though.
Sending this back as 3/4 way through couldn't watch as it had constant static/stopping of video and we couldn't watch it. We had been enjoying the movie prior to this - we would like replacement w/good disc same movie please without it affecting our monthly quota.
Intense storyline that certainly kept me watching. Applaud and agree with the movies' message and I guess Shelton's revengeful excuse for his actions is, in a movie's context, justified. Unlikely however that even the legislators behind so many dysfunctional and corrupt justice systems would 'get the message'. Was a little disappointed with the ending but overall was well acted with good casting.
Far fetched plot. I didn't think much of Jamie Foxx's acting abilities either.
Dreadful. Gratuitous violence and and obvious plot.
Interesting story line but goes hopelessly over the top. Yes, there is a moral at the start of this story but it gets so twisted after not long that you realise it was just an excuse for a bit of violence, murder and general implausible hollywood mayhem. Most reviewers seem to think the murder of 8 innocent people is great payback for the initial injustice. Maybe that just about sums up the sick society we live in today.
A beauty, good continious action with a good plot
One of the best thrillers i have seen fantastic twist too the story
good movie, enjoyed what we could see of it as it kept freezing
ok it's slightly improbable but entertaining & thats what it's all about plus having Gerard Butler at his brooding best didn't hurt either
There wasn't enough character development of Clyde before you were launched into the first action sequence of the film. Following the home invasion where Clyde's wife and child are killed we then proceed to the district attorney's office where Nick - the young brash lawyer grins while correcting his mentor that he actually has a 96% conviction rate. As a result of Nick's obsession with his conviction rate, one of the killers gets off lightly because he was willing to testify against his accomplice. There is no exploration of motive. Even though Clyde was an eye witness his testimony is considered useless because he blacked out at one stage. Presumably even though they didn't wear any gloves and wrestled with their victims by some magical coincidence no DNA was left behind at the crime scene. This is just the first 20 minutes of the movie.
10 years go by with apparently nothing happening even though Clyde has somehow attained some rather masterful skills in the area of eliminating other people.
When the authorities nab Clyde and he is put into a holding cell in the hope of eliciting a confession. Instead of getting a dramatic discourse between Nick and Clyde it's rather boring negotiations around mattresses and steaks.
There is a bit of suspense which is largely the only element that carries the film given we don't know enough about Clyde and Nick is just a douche.
The end was lack lustre.
Overall, the guys may like it. Not sure I'd recommend it.
This is the type of film you want to happen in real life
Forgot Id seen it before. Its really good
Rather gruesome in parts but all in all it was a very good movie. The Disc skipped in many places.
One of the best movies ever. You are secretly cheering for the 'bad' guy and his revenge. Very clever movie and you are trying to work out how he does it all the time.
Thrilling Plot, with some excellent twists.....one of my top 5 movies of all time
I was unable to watch the entire movie as the DVD kept freezing. Could you please send this title again? Thanks
Very dissapointing. Unevenly paced and boring in some bits, the trailer made it out to look much better than what it was. Coming off the superb performance in Ray, Jamie Foxx falls flat in this one and Gerard Butler reminded me of a watered down Tom Jane Punisher.
gerard butler is awesome in this, i really like the revenge he gets on system
Very good movie, enjoyed it very much, good plot & great acting
LOVE this, what a smart guy, just shows how there are loop holes in everything!!
Ok. I've seen worse but I've also seen better.
If revenge is your thing this is the movie for you. A bit gruesome but no slow bits.
what a great flick, stay glued to the tube the entire length of the movie. Great ending. But not for kids or the squeamish
Fantastic movie - great story line which had me intrigued until the end. What a surprise at the end!
This CD was in poor condition and kept freezing - very annoying
I agree with Louie - a very frightening performance by Gerard Butler - bit too gruesome in parts for me though (typical gorl!)
Gerard Butler is really frightening in this. The story line keeps you going all the way along and it is totally action packed.
A very entertaining movie
A fantastic movie. I missed a few things the first time I watched it, so had to watch it a second time. This movie had me on the edge of my seat the whole time..
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME.
Great movie, have seen it about 4 times now and I still recommend it to people and would happily watch it with them!
Great story line, really felt drawn into the sadness.
There is little doubt law today is about the best arguement and not right or wrong, but I think this message gets lost in revenge and violence.
Typical Hollywood movie and loved it. Keeps you interested and rivetted all along. Yes, it is gruesome in parts but only in a few scenes and nothing to stop you from watching.
This is a very comfronting movie, especially in the first five minutes. It is worth watching but it will have you covering your eyes.
Had some promise, but too many holes and weak performances. Since when does the District Attorney do raids and detective work. And why does the helicopter turn up at the same time as the cars every time? Surely it gets there quicker. There are some violent moments and ingenious ways of blowing things up, but overall it's a disappointment.
Too gruesome for me, I turned it off after about 20 minutes
Really enjoyed this...very clever story line
Excellent! Nail biting! Exciting!
You definately cheer on the 'bad' guy!
What do you do when you an expert at killing people and people destroy everything you live for? An ultimate fantasy revenge tale in which you cheer on the "bad" guy. They all deserve to die, but how do you do it, and where do you stop?
A good effort at setting the scenario, but I found the storyline only half plausible.
O my god - it is just a woeful movie.
Didn't expect much from this file, but throughly enjoyed it ! Mel Gibson was really great. Story was great and kept you interested.
Reasonably entertaining. Quite enjoyed it.
A really interesting convoluted plot with excellent messages on the rights of victims versus the law. Great acting, kept me on the edge of my seat.
great movie although ending was quick almost unplanned
I absolutely loved this movie.. Lots of Twist and turns throughout the movie.. It definately kept me on the edge of my chair.. Highly recommend watching this movie!
This is a well thought out action movie with more than a few un-expected twists. A good movie but do not let the kids watch it with you, it is a bit gruesome in parts.
This movie is BRILLIANT!! Both Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx are fantastic, and the story line keeps you guessing until the very end! I was disappointed with the ending but still, absolutely loved this movie and I normally don't get that into violent movies but the psychological aspect of this movie is great. Highly recommend this movie!!
Loved this movie, but the ending seemed a bit tacked on, would have preferred it going the other way.
Quite a good movie,acting not bad,gripping story,bit of a fizzler at the end though.Felt great empathy with Butler.
Loved it. I am a Gerard Butler fan since seeing Dracula 2000.
After seeing so many horror and action films, it takes a lot to make me jump, and there is one scene involving the judge that certainly did it.
Good acting, and chemistry between actors, but the ending seemed a little too convenient.
What can I say? Sheer brilliance! Like a champion chess player, you could neither anticipate his next move nor immediately understand the reasoning behind his current move. A little gruesome in some places, and although the 'bad' guy may have gone a little too far in the end, you can totally emphasize with him (and get REALLY frustrated with the legal system) . This movie definitely belongs among my top 10 all-time favorites (such as Shawshank, Green Mile just to name 2).
Did not like the violence, but good story line. Sad to see where the justice system could take a good citizen that has been fighting for the law (so to speak). That's what you can call good bargaining power.
Best movie I have seen for a long time, kept me in suspense throughout the whole movie
One of the better movies i've seen for a long time.Great story and twists
Not normally my kind of film, but much better than expected. Gerard Butler surprisingly does a good psycho. Def recommend
this movie was excellent, a bit gruesome in places, but very well done and it had you cheering on the "bad guy" another movie where you need to switch everything thing else off as well as your mind and put yourself in this guys shoes.
good, the suspense kept my attention till the end, when it all becomes a bit unbelievable
Over the top violence with a completely preposterous plot.
This movie is a cracker. Vengeance movie of the highest order
A little too over the top and far fetched, but LOVED the payback factor visited on the bad guys! Farcical ending let it down badly!
On the whole not bad, but not great either!
Violent movie. Worth watching.
Wasn't what I was expecting!! But enjoyed it, very thought provoking!! The first 5 mins were pretty confronting....
a very enjoyable movie to watch
Despite an absolutely preposterous story, I enjoyed every minute,
The males in the house enjoyed this movie, the females didn't. It's a story of frustration re law verses justice - it doesn't matter what the truth is, you have to be able to prove it in court. Sadly this film takes the road of violence, murder, torture and revenge to make the point. I'm still wondering who Chester is. I'd give it 2 1/2 stars but can't make the half a star.
This isn't my usual type of movie and this was confirmed in the first ten minutes BUT as the story progressed you get caught up in it and don't see the violence (though it is certainly central to the storyline) makes you stop and think about our justice system and if we should have faith in it at all. Our young adult Daughters and partners loved it, as did my Husband and I would recommend it as a good film but not always comfortable and not for the children.
Great movie! Genuine enjoyment.
Very clever! Love Gerard!
Good movie. Made you realise that our law is not perfect and so are we, but we thrive to do the right things in every way to make our world good. Both actors are really good in portraying both the goodies and badies alternatively.
My partner and I loved every minute. He even watched it twice. Totally recommended.
OMG in the first 3 minutes, this would never of been a choice of mine but it is a must see. I loved it! We were on the edge of our seat for the whole movie. Best part you just don't know what side your on in this intense film...
A disturbing, bit very good movie.
Edge of your seat action. Keeps you on your toes.
Hollywood rubbish with a ridiculous storyline and ackward dialogues.
I just can't believe how stupid the plot was. Coming from G. Butler I am even more surprised.
Dumb, dumb, dumb!
As expected just brilliant ! Really kept your attention very impressed.
Gerard Butler played a brillant role as did Jamie Foxx - I was riveted to my seat for the whole movie!
Absolutely fantastic!!! Loved every minute of it!! I hope this is not what the justce system in real life is like!!!! RECOMMEND.
ONE OF THE BESTACTION MOVIES I HAVE SEEN IN 2010..WATCHED IT TWICE.ACTING WAS OUTSTANDING,AWESOME STORY LINE..ONE WORD:EXCELLENT!!!
This movie should be against the law and punishable by a butler beating a fox.
Very violent but probably the best Gerard Butler film yet (I know that's probably not saying much). Intriguing moral premise though!
Expect the unexpected from start to finish.
I found this movie a "cringe"fest. Very violent ! Had some sympathy for the man whos family was murdered by a piece of flotsom. But found myself feeling less sorry for him as the film prgressed and some innocent people just doing their jobs were murdered too.
I agree some parts over the top. However a well made fast paced movie .
Heard good things and it's nice to have high expectations met. Would have been a perfect score if not for the mainstream American movie idea of having an ending that satisfies the focus groups. Up till then was loving the modern day Guy Fawkes irony aiming to destroy a flawed republic.
It's nice when a truly 'good' movie comes along. This was a 'made you think' movie even when it was over. Good acting and very good story line. Definately recommended viewing.
Fantastic movie with great characters, and a script to keep you watching and wondering just whom was helping. Won't say any more and would ruin it.
WELL WORTH WATCHING, these things do actually happen in real life, the courts systems I mean.
I enjoyed it very much. It's so nice to see a movie where the sadistic crims get their justice in the end. I wasn't too happy about the ending though. All that said to me that cruption is very much alive and the justice system sucks!
Very intelligent thriller, like Sherlock Holmes, but some parts are unbelievable and unrealistic, very good acting.