Law Abiding Citizen parents guide

Law Abiding Citizen

Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) may appear to be a Law Abiding Citizen, but he is determined to get revenge. His first targets are those who murdered his wife and daughter (Brooke Stacy Mills and Ksenia Hulayev), and then he wants justice for the prosecutor (Jamie Foxx) who's plea-bargaining allowed the killers go free.

Why is Law Abiding Citizen rated R? The MPAA rated Law Abiding Citizen R for strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape, and pervasive language.

Law Abiding Citizen
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Law Abiding Citizen rated R? Law Abiding Citizen is rated R by the MPAA for strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape, and pervasive language.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent portrayals of non-graphic violence, including shootings, stabbings and explosions (blood and detail shown).

- Portrayals of graphic violence, including gruesome deaths(blood, gore, and detailed wounds shown).

- Portrayals of prolonged suffering and emotional distress.

- Prolonged portrayal of torture and execution.

- Frequent disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Implied sexual activity and sexual violence.

- Sexual references, crude language and sexual slurs.

- Buttock nudity shown in non-sexual contexts.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations in non-sexual contexts.

- Frequent use of profanity, cursing, vulgar expressions, and scatological slang.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Depiction of substance abuse and drug use.

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Law Abiding Citizen
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 18A Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 18A Disturbing Content, Violence.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A

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Cast and Crew

Law Abiding Citizen is directed by and stars Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Law Abiding Citizen movie is February 16, 2010. Here are some details…

Law Abiding Citizen releases to DVD and Blu-ray on February 16, 2010.

Related home video titles:

Gerard Butler plays another injured soul seeking revenge in The Phantom of the Opera. Jamie Foxx takes on the role of a mentally ill man injured by the system in The Soloist.