• 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: Action , Drama , Thriller

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

Distributors: Warner Bros.

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

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

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    At the film's inconclusive conclusion, the filmmakers strand Erica and Sean in the moral twilight. 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

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