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The Brave One Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The finale is bad enough to make you wish the actress were working more often, so that the blatantly commercial stuff wasn't all she was letting us see.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

September 13, 2007

[A] dopey action movie featuring the contributions of people too talented to waste their time on something this risible.

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 2/5

May 1, 2008
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

As polished as it may be on the surface, 'The Brave One' is never satisfying because the complexities of eloquent language or imagery are not present.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

September 17, 2007
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

Is there really a difference between

Full Review Source: Fresno Bee | Original Score: C+

September 14, 2007
Mike Scott

You know what would be brave? Making an unflinching film about a difficult-to-tackle topic and complex characters, and sticking to your message, damn the torpedoes.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 14, 2009
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

And that brings us the bad stuff, heretofore known as the script. The story keeps on putting Erica in harm's way, so much that you're not sure why. I mean, would a woman alone really ride on the subway at night?

Full Review Source: Nolan's Pop Culture Review | Original Score: 2/4

September 20, 2007
Fernando F. Croce

Deplorable urban-vengeance melodrama

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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It's lily-livered narrative cowardice, and I reject it.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

September 14, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Brave One thinks it has something to say about how we live in this real world today, and it wants to say it while hoping we'll overlook one plot hole after another.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

September 13, 2007
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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The Brave One is not merely the most morally repellent film of the year, but a contender for the stupidest.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

September 22, 2008
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Just a more superficially sober version of Death Wish.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C

December 6, 2007
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

The switch is flipped so quickly by Erica that I didn't root for her vengeance, I felt sorry for her.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 5/10

March 3, 2008
Heather Huntington

They're trotting it around at all the festivals trying to distract everyone from how bad it is.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/10

September 8, 2008
Dezhda Gaubert
E! Online

Thoughtful action picture? Meditation on grieving? The Brave One tries to be both but just misses its target, despite the presence of a magnetic Jodie Foster.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C+

September 14, 2007
Jeff Otto

Curtis the Dog and Erica Bain review The Brave One.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/10

September 13, 2007
Brian Orndorf

Brave One isn't Death Wish, but there are moments where I could see Jordan giving in to that impulse.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C+

September 13, 2007
Kit Bowen

Even the masterful Jodie Foster can't manage to raise this sluggish vigilante yarn above other movies of its ilk.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

September 14, 2007
Prairie Miller

Audience identification with the movie really rests on whether you're turned off by this freestyle, really pissed off judge and jury female assassin, or else in the mood to cut this loose cannon sexy sniper some slack.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

February 3, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Too unpleasantly stern to be exploitation, and too bloodthirsty to be drama.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

September 21, 2007
Bob Mondello
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October 18, 2008
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Rafer Guzman
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 15, 2007

Screen International
September 15, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
October 19, 2007

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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