• The Brave One (2007)

The Brave One

Release Date: September 14th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2008

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

New York radio host Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) endures a brutal attack that leaves her badly injured and her beloved fiance dead. The tragedy haunts her, and she sets forth on a personal quest for revenge. Her exploits captivate city residents but, as a determined detective (Terrence Howard) closes in on her, Erica wonders if she is now no better than those she hunts.

Cast: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Nicky Katt, Naveen Andrews, Mary Steenburgen, Ene Oloja, Luis Da Silva Jr., Blaze Foster

Director: Neil Jordan

Genres: Drama , Thriller , Action

Production Co: Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Death, Revenge, New York City, Suspenseful, 2000s, Transformation, Husband, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The drama is repetitive rather than resonant, an over-calculated, under-ventilated studio production -- even paranoid thrillers need to breathe -- whose plot machinery grinds grim and coarse. show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A vigilante drama boasting a powerful Jodie Foster performance and carefully weighted direction by Neil Jordan. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Where did Hollywood get the conviction that audiences demand an ending that lets them off the hook? Foster doesn't let herself off the hook in The Brave One, and we should be as brave as she is. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama