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Director Neil Jordan (THE CRYING GAME) injects the standard revenge saga with new life by asking difficult questions about the meaning of... Read More
Director Neil Jordan (THE CRYING GAME) injects the standard revenge saga with new life by asking difficult questions about the meaning of courage in his thriller THE BRAVE ONE. Jodi Foster (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, INSIDE MAN) showcases her knack for playing characters with a mix of strength and vulnerability, while Terrence Howard's tender charisma comes through IN Mercer, the cop who knows more than he's letting on. Foster plays New Yorker Erica Bain, a radio talk show host happily engaged to a doctor (Naveen Andrews, LOST). The walls of Erica's safe existence come tumbling down one night during a walk through Central Park with her boyfriend, during which they are mugged, he is killed, and she is severely beaten. When she wakes from a coma three weeks later, Erica's eyes assume a haunted look and she fears the city she once loved. So she buys a gun, and when she witnesses a domestic fight and murder in an all-night convenience store, she uses it to save herself. This first murder opens the door to oth... Minimize
Product Review Summary
13 Reviews from Epinions.com
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Oct 23, 2009
Don't mess with Jodie Foster!
Pros: Foster & Howard, Rousselot's cinematography, making-of-feature with interesting information
Cons: could be 10-15 minutes shorter or have more of Andrews and Steenburger
That woman can act! So can that guy, but I've seen that more recently... Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 21, 2008
Recovering from death is hard
Cons: Ending was only OK
Seeing the twists and turns the mind takes as it copes with loss was excellent. Except for an OK ending, I recommend this film. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 15, 2009
She Wants her dog back!
Pros: Jodie Foster shows how well she acts!
Cons: I found it a bit long with all the emotional angst.
It's a great "I'm the vigilante and you're the cop trying to get me." film like Death Wish. The difference is that the vigilante is female. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 30, 2008
Jodie Foster in The Brave One - Came for the thrills, stayed for the drama
Pros: Foster, Howard, drama
Cons: Thriller elements weak
The bottom line is "The Skittish One" Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 22, 2007
Jodie Foster Showed a Different Side in The Brave One
Pros: Foster and Howard. Interesting take on the plot.
Cons: Mostly predictable. Violent at times.
The Brave One was a good movie overall that I did like. Fans of Foster should give it a chance. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 17, 2008
Brave One - 2007
"I wanna be brave
The way it always was
Is no longer good enough"
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Feb 16, 2008
Braver Than It Looks
Pros: emotionally powerful, more thoughtful than Enough or Death Wish
Cons: the predictable plot of the revenge flick
Despite appearances to the contrary, this is a very worthy film. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 15, 2008
The Brave One
Pros: Great thriller
Loved it Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 8, 2013
Fight Crime... SHOOT BACK!!! Jodie Foster carries concealed
Pros: Strong performances
Cons: Definitely sends the wrong message.
While Foster and Howard provide great performances, these revenge fantasies completely demean the spirit behind the 2nd Amendment. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 16, 2008
Jodie Foster Kills
Pros: Jodie Foster turns in another outstanding performance.
Cons: The story is not new.
A revenge/empowerment tale with a great performance by Jodie Foster. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 18, 2008
Deeper Than Death Wish
Pros: Jodie Foster and Terence Howard are excellent.
Cons: The ending is a real head scratcher.
A thinking person's Death Wish... deeper screenplay and more fully developed characters. Read More at Epinions.com