I have mixed feelings about this film. First because I don't view cops and lawyers as noble or just, simply cogs in a bureaucratic machine. So I was rooting for the man who went outside the law.
In the end the machine won, but somehow in doing so it is as if Gerard Butler's character managed to reform one small cog in the machine. When you take this movie and compare it to "The Next Three Days" with Russel Crowe it becomes an interesting theme of when the law is unjust it is the recourse of all free men to break the law.
I think that perhaps the biggest reform we could do for our country is to change the penal code so that fewer people are locked up. End the war on drugs. Make like Vietnam, declare victory and withdraw with dignity. We spend way too much money on welfare which breeds crime and then prosecuting the criminals which creates dependency on welfare. Government is seldom part of a solution.