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Erica roams the city at night looking for the men that brutally attacked her and her fiancé. She was left badly wounded and her fiancé dead. She must decide whether her quest for revenge is the right path, or if she is becoming the very thing she is trying to stop.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, 16 S-words, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity. VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings and beatings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. ACTION: Foot chases. COMEDY: Some wisecracks.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good The Brave One is a smart and thought-provoking motion picture that re-examines a genre without violating its conventions.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average If only The Brave One had captured more of the complex nature of the fear and paranoia plaguing society since 9/11. Instead, it is a well-made but predictable take on the revenge fantasy thriller, with a female twist.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 137 moviegoers:OUTSTANDING REVIEWS from all ages, both males and females. Approximately half rated "The Brave One" either "Excellent" or "Fantastic." That's very high, especially considering most of the remaining half rated it "Very Good." Highly Recommended To All!
New York radio host Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) has a life that she loves and a fiancé she adores. All of it is taken from her when a brutal attack leaves Erica badly wounded and her fiancé 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 (Terrence Howard) hot on her trail, she must decide whether her quest for revenge is truly the right path, or if she is becoming the very thing she is trying to stop.