The Brave One

2007 • 122 minutes
275 reviews
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"Why don't they stop me?" Erica Bain wonders. Bain, a popular radio host, watched her fiancé die and nearly lost her own life in a vicious, random attack. Now she is a stranger to herself, an armed wanderer in the urban night, ridding New York of the thugs she sees at every turn. And no one, it seems, can stop her. Two-time Academy Award® winner Jodie Foster as Erica and Academy Award® nominee Terrence Howard as a dogged cop with his own psychic wounds to heal join director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) and producers Joel Silver (The Matrix trilogy) for this jolting, high-tension thriller that has a lot on its mind. And a gun in its hand. MPAA Rating: R

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275 reviews
Robert Flanagan
December 27, 2015
Foster brought her large talent to this small effort. Ho-hum not so thriller script. She should have chosen better. Predictable throughout. Nothing new here. Could have been a TV episode. Her workmanlike performance was dull. Formula emotions on cue. Take your money elsewhere.
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M. Arzaghi
July 11, 2019
This is a great move. Excellent performances by Jodie Foster and Terrance Howard make this movie a memorable. Also, the movies touches the problem of crime and police ineffectiveness in the age where the criminal have more rights than the victims. I would have loved the movie if they would not infuse several PCs in the storyline.
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B Dawson
December 29, 2018
This movie was Meh. She spent half of the movie moping around and playing superhero killing people around the city. By the time she killed the guy who attacked and killed her fiance it felt like an afterthought.
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