The Brave One
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New York radio host Erica Bain has a life that she loves and a fiance she adores. All of it is taken from her when a brutal attack leaves Erica badly wounded and her fiance dead. Unable to move past the tragedy, Erica begins prowling the city streets at night to track down the men she holds responsible. Her dark pursuit of justice catches the public's attention, and the city is riveted by her anonymous exploits. But, with the NYPD desperate to find the culprit and a dogged police detective hot on her trail, she must decide whether her quest for revenge is truly the right path, or whether… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"The Brave One is not merely the most morally repellent film of the year, but a contender for the stupidest."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"I think The Brave One could have been a better film with a different ending, but it's still a well-crafted, thought-provoking story with outstanding performances."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The Brave One can at times be a brutal, violent and harrowing portrait of an over burdened system, where thugs rule the streets and the corrupt contaminate the upper echelon of society. It is also an un-original revenge/vigilante story."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"The Brave One is worth seeing for the scenes between Terrence Howard and Jodie Foster."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"Jordan je, koriste%u0107i svoj nesumnjivi re%u017Eijski talent, snimio film koji je istovremeno i staromodan i moderan"
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"Beautifully played, the tantalising accretion of mutual understanding between Foster and Howard is one of the film's strengths, yet the plot machinations required to lever it into position would overstretch credibility in the clunkiest action flick."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Foster does her best with a flawed story whose ending rings even less true than the rest of it."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Deplorable urban-vengeance melodrama"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"They're trotting it around at all the festivals trying to distract everyone from how bad it is."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"The switch is flipped so quickly by Erica that I didn't root for her vengeance, I felt sorry for her."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"The fire goes out long before the film ends."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Jodie Foster and thoughtful Irish international director Neil Jordan take us to places we'd probably rather avoid."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"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."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"[A] dopey action movie featuring the contributions of people too talented to waste their time on something this risible."
‑ Alonso Duralde, MSNBC
"The Brave One feels like a superhero movie, charting the familiar story of an unsuspecting everywoman who discovers one day that a gun gives her special powers to right wrongs and uphold justice."
‑ Brandon Fibbs, Colorado Springs Gazette
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