The Brave One Reviews

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September 4, 2020
Sorry, but I ain't buying it.
November 16, 2011
November 16, 2011
August 27, 2009
Deplorable urban-vengeance melodrama
August 14, 2009
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.
September 22, 2008
The Brave One is not merely the most morally repellent film of the year, but a contender for the stupidest.
September 8, 2008
They're trotting it around at all the festivals trying to distract everyone from how bad it is.
August 7, 2008
May 1, 2008
[A] dopey action movie featuring the contributions of people too talented to waste their time on something this risible.
March 3, 2008
The switch is flipped so quickly by Erica that I didn't root for her vengeance, I felt sorry for her.
February 3, 2008
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.
January 31, 2008
If nothing else, enjoy Nicky Katt's hilariously smart-ass one-liners.
December 18, 2007
In this dreary, cockamamie Valentine to New York City haters, concocted by the father/son team of Roderick and Bruce A. Taylor--a good argument for the government sterilization of a certain family's genes--radio personality Erica Bain (Foster) is confront
December 6, 2007
Just a more superficially sober version of Death Wish.
November 1, 2007
The profoundly discouraging ending doesn't work.
October 31, 2007
Una película mediocre, sensacionalista y manipuladora filmada por un buen director.
October 11, 2007
You will be rooting for her to off more bad guys, rather than understanding that she is disturbed and out of control.
October 5, 2007
Powerful themes, intense emotions and a faultless performance from Jodie Foster are central to Neil Jordan's film, yet I have a fundamental problem with the story's morals, condoning violence, revenge and the protagonist taking the law into her own hands
September 29, 2007
Suggests a real lack of imagination on the part of the filmmakers and a sad capitulation to the idea that violence is the only answer.
September 29, 2007
The film's final unforgivable fault is its sheer, plodding dullness.
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