Get The Situation Under Control

Law Abiding Citizen can at times be read as a cinematic rumination on justice: What it is, what it means and how it sometimes goes awry. We can appreciate Clyde's heartbreak hereâ€"though few of us could say we truly understand how he's suffered. If justice had been adequately served the first time around, the film tells us, the terror that ensued would've been avoided. But Nick cares for justice, too, and he also cares for his family. He has a 10-year-old daughter of his own now, and while we learn he's missed many of her cello recitals, he makes up for that in the end byâ€"well, attending one.