The Urban Politico: Movie Reviews: The Take, Law Abiding Citizen
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Clyde demands a new bed in his cell in exchange for a "confession. The judge jails Clyde for contempt of court. Clyde demands a steak lunch and a music player be delivered to his cell by a specific time, in return for telling where to find Darby's lawyer, who was reported missing. Rice agrees, though the lunch is delayed by a few minutes by the warden's security measures. Once he has his meal, which he shares with a cellmate, Clyde provides a set of coordinates where Rice and the others find Darby's lawyer, buried alive but suffocated by time-mechanized materials while Clyde's lunch was delayed.
As loud music plays in Clyde's cell, he proceeds to kill his cellmate with the bone of his steak, forcing the warden to secure him in solitary confinement. Cantrell arranges a meeting with a CIA contact and brings Rice.
They learn Clyde previously worked with the agency, creating imaginative assassination devices and orchestrated intricate tactics against nearly impossible targets. They are warned Clyde can kill anyone anytime he wishes. During a meeting with Rice and Cantrell, the judge dies when her cell phone explodes. Clyde demands all charges against him be dropped or he will "kill everyone". Rice takes precautionary measures instead.
After a deadline has passed, a number of Rice's assistants die from car bombs. Leaving the funeral of a colleague, Cantrell is killed by a weaponized bomb disposal robot. Rice meets with Clyde in private and punches him repeatedly.
Clyde stands his ground and tells Rice that he is just beginning to destroy the current system and all who believe in it. The mayor puts the city on lockdown and promotes Rice to acting District Attorney. Rice learns that Clyde owns an auto garage near the prison. A tunnel leads to a cache of guns, disguises, and other equipment below the solitary confinement cells, with secret entrances to each cell.
He and Police Detective Dunnigan realize that Clyde wanted to be in solitary confinement all along; this allows him to easily leave the prison without detection, carry out his pre-meditated murders while misleading the cops who assume he must have accomplices.
I told everyone and shared my itinerary with them as well! He's a very good pickpocket.
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In fact, he might be the best who ever was. He's like a ghost. He's expert at using all sorts of distraction to take your attention away from the fact that he's stealing from you.
So what better place for Michael to be than in Paris where a good looking young man such as himself can blend in with all the beautiful people and make a great living.
After a successful workday of thievery, Michael is off the clock when he notices an attractive young lady Zoe Charlotte Le Bon looking distraught on the steps of an office building.
Suave doesn't step up to Zoe to introduce himself and see if he can help make Zoe smile again. Nope, instead he calculates what he believes to be the exact time when surveillance cameras won't catch him and swipes her expensive looking shopping bag.
Michael doesn't find anything of value in Zoe's bag except her phone which he swipes. So he drops the bag near a restaurant and continues on his way. There was a bomb in the bag.
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It explodes, killing a number of people. And guess whose image is on surveillance placing the bag near the restaurant? As is usually the case in these sorts of films Briar is a loose cannon who's always on the verge of being fired and always has something smart to say to Dacre's boss Tom Luddy Anatol Yusef "Meyer Lansky" from Boardwalk Empire For reasons that don't make a lot of sense Dacre is protective of Briar.
But as Dacre impresses on Briar they need Michael alive. Briar is a frightfully intense individual who is not all that fettered by moral concerns when he's after a "terrorist".
There are a lot of ethnic and religious tensions being whipped up in Paris after the bombing because Bastille Day is approaching. There's a pretty good rooftop chase scene, more than a few fight scenes where Briar handles his business and looks good doing it, and some set pieces where the viewer is supposed to marvel at Michael's cunning and skill.
But 48 Hours this was not. The movie revealed some things to the viewer before it did to the heroes, which I thought messed up the narrative. But if you like conspiracy films or at least like the idea of conspiracy films you may enjoy some of this movie.
But believe me it is nothing you haven't seen elsewhere.