Scottish actor and film producer, Gerard Butler has always been a well-known figure in Hollywood. A student of law, Butler turned to make films in the 1990s wherein he was cast in small roles in notable films like Tomorrow Never Dies, Tale of the Mummy etc.
Butler has, since then, been seen in various productions including Dracula 2000, Dear Frankie, Beowulf & Grendel, P.S. I Love You, The Bounty Hunter, 300, The Ugly Truth, How to Train your Dragon, London Has Fallen, Olympus Has Fallen and more.
Recently, he was seen in Ric Roman Waugh’s 2020 apocalyptic film, Greenland which saw a family desperately fighting for survival in the wake of a cosmic disaster.
Out of various Gerard Butler films that are streaming on Netflix, one of his biggest fan favourites is set to leave soon much to the chagrin of fans. Directed by F. Gary Gray, Law Abiding Citizen is leaving Netflix on March 1st, 2022.
This 2009 film stars Butler and Jamie Foxx in prominent roles – Butler, especially, is an enigma in his new, vengeful avatar, grappling with rage and fury. Violent and gruesome, this intense and compelling thriller provides an intimate insight into the unjust corruption within the legal system.
Late film critic Roger Ebert lauded the film and called it “the kind of movie you will like more at the time than in retrospect”. The film stars Butler as Clyde Shelton who is forced to watch Clarence Darby brutally murdering his wife and daughter. After striking a deal with Darby, an ambitious lawyer named Nick Rice – played by Jamie Foxx – decides to prove his innocence.
Feeling betrayed and lusting for revenge, Clyde sends Rice an ultimatum to fix the corrupt system or face the deadly consequences.
A seething expose of the blatant corruption at the core, the morally dubious characters and the dark premise of justice and revenge makes the film a classic thriller.
Watch the film before it leaves Netflix, now!