Law Abiding Citizen

Movie • 2009 • Crime  

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A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
This movie contains 30 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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SebMDA666
No, but there’s the passing comment of “it’s fine, kids love me” after assaulting the man’s wife in the first scene. Nothing further is shown, but it’s disturbing nonetheless
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone restrained?
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Anonymous
CW: general description of the scene
TLDR: it’s in the first five minutes and mildly graphic (also, she’s fridged which adds insult to injury)
-Some workplace sexual harassment

Fridging is the act of killing or otherwise harming a female character for the male lead’s character development.

It’s literally less than two minutes into the movie. It’s mostly implied (woman being forcefully undressed, man on top of her) but it’s very obvious the totality of what is happening. It’s highly disturbing as it’s completely unexpected and everyone involved in the scene is helpless except the attackers.
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SebMDA666
It’s very brief and you don’t really see anything. You only see him pull up his pants after getting up.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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In an explosion
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Only shown when he’s found
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Debatable: a character is punched repeatedly in the mouth and spits blood.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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No idea why there are so many votes for “no”: a character has his fingers and toes all cut off.
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Is someone tortured?
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Very detailed and shocking scenes of torture and murders. It was extremely triggering for me. Anyone sensitive to violence, I recommend just not watch this movie at all. I regret watching it.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Unseen. Discussed, and a scalpel is close to someone eye, but not shown on camera
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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A prisoner spits out food when he is killed.
Later on the antagonist splits blood when punched in the face
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Anonymous
It’s mixed but I’m actually voting yes for one major reason.
Overall the justice system is shown to be incompetent and we are generally meant to be in the side of the man taking revenge against the system. However, there are undertones of “if only we fixed the system everything would be fine”. The main reason I’m voting yes, though, is that lethal injection is openly described as humane and “painless”. People that have experienced botched lethal injections describe the exact opposite experience. There are no pain killing drugs administered and it is described as a horrific experience. (I recommend researching this as the more you know the worse it gets.)

The idea that the state is killing humanly and that it has a right to kill/ should kill counts as copganda in my book.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Anonymous
IVs are shown being put into arms. Highly visible on screen. Needles are used in other instances as well.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Not specifically referenced, but someone is buried alive.
Later there is a scene involving an underground tunnel, but nothing specifically linked to claustrophobia from the story or characters point of view

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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Anonymous
A surprising amount of it comes from the “good guy” in the movie. Lots of misogyny (and it’s mostly misogynistic hate speech).
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
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R*pe in the first scene and the main character is naked at one point, only shown from the back
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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Well not nuclear but big
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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