The Brave
The Brave (1997)

Tired of standing helplessly by while his family struggles with tremendous poverty, a Native American husband and father makes the supreme sacrifice to provide them with a future. Actor Johnny Depp co-wrote, directed and starred in this… More

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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Godfrey Cheshire
Variety

Johnny Depp offers further proof that Hollywood stars who attempt to extend their range are apt to exceed it.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...standard vengeance-is-mine stuff, gussied up with hifalutin pseudo-profundity.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Besides the implausibilities, the direction has two fatal flaws: it's both tediously slow and hugely narcissistic as the camera focuses repeatedly on Depp's bandana'd head and rippling torso.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

It has flaws -- it has at least one major one -- but overall this is an honorable and provocative debut.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

A Johnny Depp turkey.

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Richard Luck
Film4

A dark, bleary but often quite touching story.

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An early film starring and directed by Johnny Depp. It's a rather slow tale about the length someone is prepared to go to give their family a better life.… More
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