Featured in such romantic comedies as "P.S. I Love You" and "The Ugly Truth," Gerard Butler made a name for himself in brawnier fare "300," very specifically and he returns to that mode in this melodrama about vigilante justice. Butler plays the man who metes it out, in the wake of a trial that set one of his wife and daughter's killers free.
Convinced that the prosecutor in the case ( Jamie Foxx) didn't do his job, Butler's character sets out to even the score his own way. Featured in director F. Gary Gray's ("The Negotiator") supporting cast are Viola Davis ("Doubt") and Regina Hall. ** (R: AS, P, GV) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times