The Brave One Reviews

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January 23, 2008
The movie never seems entirely plausible. Yet it makes no difference; we still get involved with it.
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 21, 2007
An unapologetic genre picture powered by a pair of honest performances that plucks our emotional strings and races our pulses.
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 30, 2007
It is tough and challenging and twists and turns in ways that are not expected or obvious or easy.
September 29, 2007
What you can't deny is Foster's expertise at mixing vulnerability with an inner rage that half excuses what she is doing.
September 29, 2007
Foster keeps us gripped with a convincing display of steely determination and moral ambiguity.
September 29, 2007
It is Foster and Howard's performances that really help this movie rise above just a revenge fantasy.
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.
September 29, 2007
Alas, moral niceties are blown away in a frenzy of retribution, and a "controversial" ending undoes any plausibility.
September 28, 2007
Like Foster's character, Erica Bain, the movie makes a tortured show of conscience, then trades it in for a leather jacket and a semi-automatic.
September 28, 2007
As with all revenge movies, it simply provides its thrills by bumping off the bad guys.
September 28, 2007
Neil Jordan ought to be doing more challenging material than this overblown, overwrought thriller that has only obvious points to make about the moral swamp that is urban vigilantism.
September 28, 2007
As you'd expect, the talented Foster and Howard clearly relish sinking their teeth into a pair of well-rounded parts, their relationship teetering between cop and suspect, and the possibility of a romance.
September 28, 2007
Led by Jodie Foster, The Brave One is an adult Hollywood thriller a notch above most vigilante movies. Powerful and provocative, it will keep you thinking long after you've left the cinema.
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